February 22 – On February 21, Indian police said that a leader of the ruling Indian People’s Party (BJP) and three other people were prosecuted for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.
According to the victim’s family, the police did not start the investigation until 15 to 16 hours after the victim was found, which was suspected of delay.
According to the Hindustan Times on the 22nd, the defendants were identified as Vijay Tripathi, the leader of the BJP, Rajesh Shukla, a school teacher, and two locals. T
he scene of the crime is in Shahdor, 592 kilometers east of Bhopal. Four suspects kidnapped the woman near her home on February 18 and sexually assaulted her for two days. Then she was thrown out of the car on the evening of the 20th near her house.
According to the report, the woman was rushed to a hospital in Jatpur by her family.
On the afternoon of the 21st, she was referred to Shahdore Regional Hospital, and her condition was said to be critical.
Police officer Goswami said that the suspect was currently absconding. The police are investigating the matter and are arresting the suspect.” The woman was in a coma at that time. After waking up in the hospital, he explained the police what happened.
Rajesh Shukla kidnapped her and took her to his farmhouse, where she was forced to drink. Four suspects, including a BJP leader, sexually assaulted him within the next two days. The victim identified all the defendants.” He added.
At the same time, the victim’s family claimed that the police did not take immediate action on the matter, and even opened the case 15 to 16 hours later.
According to the woman’s brother-in-law, the victim was found at 10 p.m. on the 20th, and the police did not officially file the case until 4 p.m. on the 21st, which attracted media attention.