A 14-year-old girl, who was gang-raped in Bulandshahr along with her mother, moved the Supreme Court on Saturday for an FIR against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan. Khan had alleged that the case was politically motivated since Assembly elections are due in Uttar Pradesh in 2017.
"We need to investigate whether this is a conspiracy by opponents who want to defame the government," Khan had said.
The minor victim also sought an FIR against police officers for dereliction of duty and asked for the case to be transferred to Delhi. She wants the case to be investigated under the guardianship of a court. She also asked for schooling for herself, security and rehabilitation for her family. She alleged that police officials were aiding the accused, NDTV reported.
The mother and daughter were travelling with their family to another town in Uttar Pradesh from Noida when they were waylaid by highway robbers who gang-raped the two females.
"Everyone in our locality knows what happened. There are mediapersons waiting outside our house. We have not been able to go home because of embarrassment. How will we be able to live with respect there? We have been living in that locality for the last 18 years. We have no option but to move out. My daughter does not want to change her school but what will she say when children ask questions," the father had said, according to the Indian Express.
Khan courted controversy after alleging the Opposition was involved in the matter.
For votes, people can stoop to any level. There can be a Muzaffarnagar, a Shamli and Kairana...why not this? For power, politicians can murder people, trigger riots, kill innocent people, so the truth has to be found out," he remarked.
Other parties like the Congress, BJP, and BSP â€” all contenders in the UP Assembly elections 2017 â€” had condemned the remarks by the politician.