Zee Media Bureau
Meerut: The situation continued to be tense in Meerut, Tuesday, over the alleged gang-rape and religious conversion of a 20-year-old madrasa teacher.
The BJP has demanded an thorough probe in the case, adding that impartial action should be taken without any political pressure.
BJP state president Laxmi Kant Bajpai will meet the family members of the victim today. He is expected to be accompanied by other party leaders from the region including Sangeet Som, who was earlier booked in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.
Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak alleged that the incident was the result of official laxity and apathy.
"People have to take to streets to get FIR registered in rape and other cases in the state. In Kharkahuda incident, the family members managed to get an FIR registered after nine hours," alleged.
"The manner in which there are reports of holding girls captive, forced conversion and selling them, it is a matter of grave concern. In the light of the facts which have come to fore in this incident, there is a need for some serious inquiry," he said.
Tension gripped Meerut district`s Kharkhauda and Atrada areas as members of a community attacked and pelted stones at the houses of members of another community on Sunday night over the alleged incident.
Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel have been deployed in the area to bring the situation under control.