Lucknow, December, 31 : A minor Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a BSP MLA and then found herself behind bars after the MLA accused her of stealing from his house in Uttar Pradesh.
The man in question is Purshottam Narain Dwivedi, an MLA from Banda in Uttar Pradesh. The victim claims he threatened to kill her as well.
Dwivedi has denied all the allegations, countering them instead by saying that he caught the girl stealing clothes and cash from his house. The victim has refuted this.
The opposition Congress has taken up the girl's cause and UP Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi is expected to meet the victim.