An 18-year-old woman today tried to immolate herself near Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence, after alleging that she was raped by a BJP legislator.
The woman alleged that she was raped in June last year by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the MLA of Unnao district's Bangermau constituency, around 90 km from Lucknow. She also accused the Unnao police of not taking any action and registering a case on her complaint, Vijay Sen Singh, in-charge of the Gautampalli police station, said.
However, Sengar denied the allegations, saying it was conspiracy to malign his image.
"It is a conspiracy hatched by my political opponents to tarnish my image and damage my reputation... I have no problems with any probe. Let a probe be conducted, and the guilty be given the stringent punishment. If I am found guilty in the probe, I am ready to face the punishment," the BJP MLA told PTI.
The immolation bid took place outside the Golf Club gate of the chief minister's residence here. However, the police foiled it, Singh said.
The woman was made to appear before Rajiv Krishan, the Additional Director-General of Police, Lucknow, who has ordered a probe, the inspector said.
No case was registered yet, he added.
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