Arrests in ‘political’ Indian rape case
12 Police in India made a second arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked national protests.
The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, has brought Indians to the streets for demonstrations not seen since the rape and murder of a student in 2012. The outrage has put pressure on the prime minister, Narendra Modi, whose ruling BJP is accused of shielding a state MP in one case and defending the accused in the other. Police arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh, last Saturday.