The incessant crimes against woman in Uttar Pradesh have led the opposition as well as the National Commission for Women (NCW) to demand Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's resignation.
NCW chief Mamta Sharma was reported by ANI on Thursday demanding Yadav's resignation as news of more rape cases in the state came to light. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the brutal Badaun rape cases of two teenaged girls who were found hanging from a tree a fortnight ago, as per a Press Trust of India report.
"The Chief Minister should now resign considering the condition of women in Uttar Pradesh. It is very shameful that the government is unable to protect their women," Sharma was quoted as saying.
The NCW had earlier on Monday pressed for the Samajwadi Party's (SP) resignation. On Tuesday, the Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party had walked out of the Rajya Sabha demanding the dismissal of the government and had called for a President's rule in the state.
While the Badaun case is still raging in the state, two similar cases were also reported from different districts of UP, sparking further anger against the SP government.
Another case of gangrape of a woman in a police station has also brought to light the deplorable law and order situation in the state.
The CBI has registered an FIR in the Badaun case and a team of forensic experts are expected to reach the place by Friday, as per a Zee News report.
"We have registered an FIR in the alleged Badaun rape case. A team of 20 officers led by a DIG and consisting of forensic experts will leave for Uttar Pradesh tomorrow," a CBI official was quoted as saying.
Apart from the rape cases, the recent killings of two Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the state has further built pressure on the father-son duo - Akhilesh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.