Uttar Pradesh: A 22-year-old from the minority community and his father were arrested in Ballia under Uttar Pradesh’s anti-conversion law, among others, after a teen’s family alleged that the man raped the girl and his father subsequently asked them to have her undergo religious conversion so that she can marry his son. The man is also accused of forcibly entering the victim’s residence when she was alone and sexually assaulting her. It is alleged that the accused made a video of the sexual assault and posted it on social media.
“The youth and his father were arrested on Tuesday and later produced before a local court in Ballia, which sent them to judicial custody,” SHO (City Kotwali) Vipin Singh said. On Wednesday, the police arrested his friend for allegedly shooting the video and circulating it, said investigating officer sub-inspector Sunil Kumar. The youth, a postgraduate, is a private tutor, and his friend works as a daily wager, the police said. The victim, who is 13, is a Class VII student.