• Friday, August 19, 2022

INDIA

India police investigate Modi party lawmaker over rape

Kuldeep Singh Sengar

By: Sarwar Alam

Indian police on Thursday (12) opened a rape inquiry against a powerful lawmaker from prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in a case that has cast a new spotlight on impunity enjoyed by the elite. Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers are accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh state, where he is a state lawmaker for the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sengar, 51, is a powerful politician in the state. Local police refused to take action until the state chief minister ordered an inquiry Wednesday night and handed over the probe to…

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