Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators said Sunday.
The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-yearold girl, has brought Indians onto the streets for mass demonstrations not seen since the rape and murder of a Delhi student in 2012.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh state which is ruled by the BJP, for allegedly raping the 17-year-old last year.
“We arrested the second person, a woman named Shashi Singh, in our ongoing investigations of the case on Saturday,” RK Gaur, a CBI spokesman, told AFP on Sunday. Sengar appeared in court the same day and was ordered detained for seven days. (AFP)