Bulandshahr gang-rape: BJP snubs UP CM for 'tutoring' remark

| Updated: Aug 05, 2016 17:02 IST

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Disparaging Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's accusation at the Opposition of "tutoring" the Bulandshahr gang-rape survivors to serve their political motives, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the state government is not concerned about justice for the victim. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said the comments from senior ministers of the Uttar Pradesh showed they are not bothered about the incident. "It is extremely unfortunate that the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and senior ministers of the state are not bothered about the incident," Kohli told ANI. "They are not bothered about what has happened with a young girl and her mother, every thing they are bothered about is politics," he added. Lashing out at the Samajwadi Party, Kohli said the family victim have been deprived of justice. "Sometimes they tell its conspiracy theory, sometimes they say it is tutoring. What about justice for the victim, why is that not a priority for the Uttar Pradesh government," he asked. The remark from the BJP came in wake of remark from Akhilesh where he said, "The incident is unfortunate. Action will be taken against those responsible. But the question is what are BJP and other (opposition) parties tutoring the survivors and showing the way of politics." The three men arrested in connection with the Bulandshahr rape case have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. Four other accused are, however, still absconding. A 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped in Bulandshahr district earlier on July 29. The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr. (ANI)