- Family's complaint had named Jaideep Singh and a few others
- FIR filed by police named everyone but omitted lawmaker's brother
- Jaideep Singh arrested on charges of leading assault on teen's father
The family's complaint on the attack had named Jaideep Singh and a few others. The FIR filed by the police, however, named everyone but omitted the lawmaker's brother.
Last Tuesday, her 50-year-old father was thrashed allegedly by Jaideep Singh and a few other men. The brutal assault left wounds and gashes all over his body, but the police arrested him on a complaint by his daughter's alleged rapists. No action was taken against Jaideep Singh.
Yesterday, when the father complained of abdominal pain, he was taken to the district hospital, where he died.
The case came in the public glare after the girl tried to kill herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home on Sunday, accusing him of shielding the BJP lawmaker.
Two police officers and four constables were suspended as her father's death provoked more public anger. Four other men accused of beating the girl's father were arrested yesterday.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar has rubbished any talk of his resignation. "Just because my name is being taken, should I resign? These allegations are all totally false. The family is trying to malign me. For a year, they have been running a campaign against me on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp," the lawmaker said.