Unnao: A special investigation team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the rape of an 18-year-old woman, allegedly by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers, in Unnao and the custodial death of the victim's father.
"The SIT will go into the entire gamut of issues involved in the incident," ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar told a press conference.
Earlier on Tuesday, Atul Singh, the brother of a rape-accused BJP MLA, was arrested in Unnao early on Tuesday, police said. According to a police spokesperson, a crime branch team arrested Atul Singh Sengar, on the directions of the state police chief.
An 18-year-old woman alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers. On Monday, her father died in custody in Unnao, prompting her to charge that he was killed inside jail at the behest of the lawmaker.
Pappu Singh, around 50, was rushed to a hospital from the district jail on April 8 and died during treatment on Monday, Superintendent of Police, Unnao, Pushpanjali had said.
Four accused -- Sonu, Baua, Vinit and Shailu -- named in the FIR registered on April 4 for beating up Pappu had been arrested.
The complaint was lodged by Asha Singh wife of Surendra Singh alias Pappu.
Pappu was arrested on April 5 under the Arms Act after he was allegedly beaten up by Atul Singh, the MLA's brother.
Makhi police station SHO Ashok Kumar Singh had been suspended.
Talking to reporters on Monday, BJP MLA 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. They are from a low class. For a year, they have been running a campaign against me on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp," Sengar said....