Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Aug 5, 2016, 11.50 AM (IST)
Chief Minister of India's Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav, on Friday announced a compensation of three lakh rupees and a flat each to the Bulandshahr gang rape victims.
Drawing criticism from all quarters in the wake of the incident, Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Opposition and accused them of tutoring the survivors in an endeavour to serve their political motives.
"The incident is unfortunate. Action will be taken against those responsible. But the question is what are BJP and other (opposition) parties tutoring the survivors and showing the way of politics," he said.
The three men, who have been arrested, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody. However, the police are yet to arrest the gang leader Saleem Bawariya and other accused, who are still absconding.
The incident took place last week on Friday night when a 35-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by a group of robbers in Bulandshahr district.
The victims were on their way from Noida to Shahjahanpur with the other family members when their vehicle was stopped near a cycle repairing shop in Dostpur village on NH-9, which connects Noida and Bulandshahr.
The state's CM Akhilesh Yadav also slammed other parties for politicising the matter