SP leader says it is difficult to abduct person, stirs row

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday courted controversy when he sought to reject claims of an alleged rape victim that she was abducted, saying even a calf could not be forcibly taken.

New Delhi: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Monday courted controversy when he sought to reject claims of an alleged rape victim that she was abducted, saying even a calf could not be forcibly taken.

"You cannot even forcibly drag a calf...," Agarwal told PTI when asked to respond on the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh ruled by his party and the allegations of a woman that she was abducted and gang-raped.

He said he was not raising a question mark on the victim but only pointing out that it was difficult to abduct a person.

Three men allegedly abducted and gangraped a 32-year-old woman in Bisauli area in Badaun. One of the suspects is the son of a police officer.

Police said the victim was abducted on Friday after she went out to buy medicines. She was released on Saturday after which she reported the incident.

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