DEORIA (UP) :
The woman, Tara Yadav, was beaten after she alleged that the ticket has been given to a “rapist”
A CONGRESS worker was roughed up by her colleagues at a party meet in Deoria after she alleged that a “rapist” had been given the ticket for the Assembly by-election, prompting the party to order a probe into the incident and expel two members for “indiscipline”.
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma said she has written to Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police seeking strict action against the accused. The woman, Tara Yadav, lodged a police complaint against four office-bearers of the party, including the district president, for allegedly beating and molesting her. As the videos of the ugly scenes at the meeting held on Saturday went viral sparking outrage, an embarrassed State unit of the Congress termed it as a “political conspiracy” to defame the party.
According to eyewitnesses, Yadav allegedly tried to “manhandle” party secretary Sachin Naik, and also hurled a bouquet towards him during the meeting on Saturday. Yadav was protesting over the party nominating Mukund Bhaskar Mani for the November 3 by-polls, accusing him of being a rapist, a charge denied by him.