Indian police have arrested a woman on suspicion of complicity in an alleged rape by a ruling party politician. The case has sparked protests across India from activists who say authorities are not doing enough.
The CBI has already arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar (above photo), a lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh state, which is ruled by the Hindu nationalist BJP, for allegedly raping the 17-year-old last year.
The girl's family alleged that Singh had taken their daughter to the state legislator under the pretext of giving her a job opportunity. Singh then allegedly stood guard at the door while Sengar raped the girl, the family's initial complaint to police stated.
The rape of the teenager has sparked protests by activists who say authorities have failed to investigate attacks on women.
The teenager's family had tried unsuccessfully for almost a year to register their case with police. Authorities launched a case against Sengar only last week after the victim tried to burn herself alive outside his home.