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Unnao gangrape: Sack Adityanath as UP CM, says Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today demanded the dismissal of Yogi Adityanath, dubbing his government a "Ravan" regime which has failed to protect women, after an 18-year-old alleged she was gangraped and her father died in police custody in the state's district.

"government is a government of Ravan, which has failed to protect women," said.

"has no right to continue as the He should be immediately dismissed," Surjewala said.

The 18-year-old woman has alleged she was raped by and his brothers.

The victim's father died in custody in yesterday, prompting the woman to charge that he was killed inside the district jail at the behest of the

The police yesterday arrested Atul Singh, brother of the BJP legislator, in connection with the gangrape.

In a separate tweet, the party said: "It is shocking that the Yogi Govt has withdrawn a rape case against a former BJP This move will further embolden criminals and jeopardise women's security in a state that has witnessed a sharp rise in crimes against women."

The party attached a report with the tweet about the UP government deciding to withdraw a rape and kidnapping case against former Union minister

In Lucknow, the told reporters yesterday that though the government has taken a decision to withdraw the case, the matter will finally be decided by the court.

The FIR against Chinmayananda was lodged in November 30, 2011, on the complaint of a girl who had spent several years at his ashram.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 15:25 IST