Lucknow: The leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has raped a 17-year-old Dalit girl and subsequent killed her father in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh state in India.
A case has been filed against the district president of the BJP minority morcha on a rape of a teenage Dalit girl and killing of her father, according to authorities of Sadar Kotwali police station.
The case was officially registered at the Sadar Kotwali police station and it has sent ripples through the political landscape of the region. The complainant, the teenage girl, has made harrowing allegations against the prominent BJP leader, which have left the community in shock and anger.
The victim in her statement to the police recounted the horrifying events that transpired on August 28. She said that she was subjected to a brutal rape by Masoom Raza Rahi, who is not only a powerful political BJP figure but also holds a position within the BJP.
Shockingly, when her father, identified as Raju, courageously intervened to protect his daughter, he was brutally assaulted by the accused, which resulted in his grievous injuries and succumbed to his injuries during treatment.
The victim further disclosed that following her mother’s demise, her family had been residing in Rahi’s house as tenants. This case has raised concerns not only about the heinous nature of the crime but also about the safety and vulnerability of individuals from marginalized communities, particularly Dalits.
Circle Officer (Sadar) Ajay Singh Chauhan confirmed that a case has been registered against Masoom Raza Rahi. The charges against him include rape, murder and assault on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty.
Additionally, Rahi faces charges under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.