BJP leader’s son in Madhya Pradesh has been named among the four accused of gang-raping a woman in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia district.
The reports said the four accused have also sexually assaulted the woman’s minor sister.
The incident sparked protests in the area with relatives and locals demanding action against the accsued.
Following the protest, the two of the accused have been arrested, reported NDTV.
The area where the alleged incident took place is the home turf of Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra, who represents the Datia Assembly constituency.
“One of the victims tried to kill herself by hanging. She was rushed to a hospital where she is under treatment. All the accused are residents of Unnao police station area,” the report said.
It also said the survivors and the accused are students, and the police is investigating the matter.
A case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, and also the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, has been registered against the accused, it added.
"The complainant said she and her elder sister were abducted by four persons. The accused took them to a house, where they raped her elder sister," the report said.
A complaint was lodged by the woman's younger sister, it stated.
Following the incident, the victim and her younger sister returned home, where the victim tried to commit suicide, the report mentioned.
The woman was later admitted to a hospital in Jhansi in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, it said.
It added as per the First Information Report (FIR), the accused also sexually abused the complainant.