Ar­rests in ‘po­lit­i­cal’ In­dian rape case

The Guardian Weekly - - World Roundup -

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.

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