Uttar Pradesh govt supporting criminals: Digvijay Singh

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Digvijay Singh
New Delhi, Jun 20: Launching a scathing attack on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and the Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has said that the law and order situation has completely collapsed in the northern state of India.

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said, "The BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) government is supporting criminal elements in Uttar Pradesh. The police are demoralised and the law and order has collapsed."

And added, "The whole police structure has collapsed."

Singh was responding to reporters query on the various sexual crimes against women that has taken place in the state in the past few days.

In a fresh incident of sexual abuse in Uttar Pradesh, a 33-year-old woman was burnt alive on Jun 19 after allegedly being raped. The incident occurred in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh .

According to the family members of the woman's family, she was first gang-raped by five men, who then burnt her alive fearing that she might go to the police.

This incident came a day after a minor girl from Kannauj was allegedly stabbed in the eye after resisted rape on Jun 18.

Both the incidents have got extensive media coverage after an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped at gunpoint in Ranipur Beladi village of Uttar Pradesh. Although a case has been registered, no headway has been achieved so far.

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