BSP leader Mahendra Katiyar, the party’s prospective candidate from Farrukhabad seat for the 2017 Assembly polls, and his son Gurdeep have been booked for the alleged abduction, rape and murder of a Dalit woman. Kamalganj SHO Saligram Verma and four police constables, including a woman — all of whom have been suspended — have also been booked.
The father of the victim — a 20-year-old resident of neighbouring Kannauj district — in his complaint to the police, has alleged that police personnel murdered his daughter after arresting her on April 30 on charges of possessing drugs.
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The policemen, however, have claimed that she sustained injuries after she jumped out of the vehicle in which she was being taken to jail after her arrest. The woman was taken to the hospital where she died on May 9. Following this, her father lodged a complaint with the police.
The father has claimed that Katiyar and his son raped his daughter in 2014, and the policemen arrested her at the politician’s behest and later got her murdered. He has also alleged that she was arrested earlier on fake charges. Kaluram Dohre, who is investigating the case, said: “The FIR was registered on Tuesday. No arrests have been made.”