Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
Lucknow: In yet another indication of the declining law and order situation in the Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh, a young woman was raped in Amethi, which is considered to be the stronghold of the Congress party and represented by Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
According to reports, the local police has arrested four persons in connection with the case. The four men were arrested after the victim filed a complaint with the police and later identified them.
The incident comes at a time when the Akhilesh Yadav government in UP is facing extreme criticism for failing to control the rising cases of crimes against women in the state.
Recently, two teenaged sisters were gang-raped and murder in the Badaun district of the state and their bodies were found hanging the next day. This horrific incident followed a gang-rape of a woman judge in Aligarh, who was forcibly fed pesticides by the culprits.
Ironically, UP CM, his father and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and other senior leaders of his party have made insensitive comments when quizzed about the rising number of crimes against woman and blamed media for projecting the state in a negative light.
The growing number of rapes in UP also draw sharp criticism from the United nations and the United States, which were appalled to see the plight of women in the SP-ruled sate and demanded urgent action against those involved.