In a horrific incident earlier this week, the rivals of a winning block development council (BDC) candidate allegedly gang-raped her daughter in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur district to avenge their defeat in the BDC election, The Times of India reported.
The girl later committed suicide allegedly due to police inaction.
Sources told TOI that the girl was allegedly raped by two men of a rival group on Wednesday night. However, the police is said to have refused to lodge an FIR against the accused following which the girl hanged herself in her house on Friday. The police have now arrested the two accused.
"The girl, a class 11 student, was kidnapped on Wednesday by two men when she was asleep in her house. They took her to a field and raped her. She returned home and told her mother about the assault and also named the two accused as those belonging to her mother's rival group," sources told TOI.
Mirzapur SP Arvind Sen confirmed to the newspaper that the girl was gang raped to avenge poll defeat. He further said that the accused were relatives of the losing candidate and that allegations of police inaction in the issue initially were being probed.