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IIT-BHU student gang-rape: Why no bulldozer action this time, asks Congress

The Congress launched a scathing attack against the BJP over the alleged involvement of its local party workers in

IIT-BHU student gang-rape: Why no bulldozer action this time, asks Congress


The Congress launched a scathing attack against the BJP over the alleged involvement of its local party workers in the gang rape of an IIT-BHU student. The Varanasi Congress leaders questioned why no bulldozer action was taken against the accused.

On Tuesday, the Congress leaders took to the streets, demanding stringent action against the accused. During the protests, the party workers clashed with the police.

Congress workers alleged that the BJP was deliberately trying to protect the accused in this case.

Congress leader Raghvendra Chaubey, “The Yogi government says that anyone who harasses girls will face Yamraj (the god of death) at the next crossroads, so where was Yamraj for 60 days? Now, bulldozers should be at their homes; these are all our demands from the present government.”

Another Congress worker, Vaibhav Tripathi, said, “The current government is protecting the rapists. Two months ago, a video was made of the woman…all three accused are members of BJP’s IT cell in Varanasi. Even after the CCTV footage came out, the BJP promoted its IT cell officer. Today, we are protesting at the Prime Minister’s Office against such people.”

ABOUT THE CASE

The incident took place on the night of November 1. Following the incident, hundreds of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) students had held a protest on the campus and demanded that the entry of outsiders be banned.

According to the complainant, the woman had gone out of her hostel with a friend on the night of November 1. She was stopped by three men on a motorcycle, who forcibly took her to a corner and gagged her after separating her from her friend. The accused then allegedly stripped the woman, made a video of her and clicked photos, the complainant stated

The police registered an FIR under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code and under provisions of the Information Technology Act at Lanka police station. Subsequently, the charge of gang rape was added to the FIR.

Two months after the incident, three people have been arrested in connection with the case.

(Inputs by Brijesh Kumar)

Published On:

Jan 2, 2024



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