In a shocking incident, two days after a teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district, her father was killed in a road accident on Wednesday, March 10.
The 13-year-old girl's father was hit by a truck and killed outside a hospital where she was undergoing a medical checkup, NDTV reported.
A case on charges of criminal intimidation and gangrape was registered by the police.
The father of the main accused in the gang-rape case works as a sub-inspector with UP Police in Kannauj district. Golu, the main accused in the case, was arrested and efforts are underway to nab his brother Saurabh and friend Deepu.
The girl's family alleged that they were being threatened by the accused and also said that the police was complicit in the crime.
"As soon as we filed the complaint, the elder brother of the main accused started threatening us. He also warned that his father is a sub-inspector," a family member said.
The teenage girl's father was killed in a road accident on Wednesday. "My son has been murdered... the police is complicit," the father of the man killed in the road accident said on Wednesday.
"While the medical examination was on, the father stepped out for a cup of tea," Kanpur police chief Preetinder Singh said. "At the time, we have learnt that he was involved in a truck accident. He was rushed to a Kanpur hospital, but he had died."
According to the police, the 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by Golu Yadav and Deepu in the Sajeti area on Monday, March 8.The girl had gone out to get fodder for cattle when she was abducted by the duo and taken to an isolated place and allegedly raped.
Saurabh had allegedly threatened the girl of dire consequences if she told anyone about the incident, the police said.
The police claim that they had acted immediately acted on the father's complaint.
The death of the girl's father sparked protests in the area as locals in large numbers blocked the Kanpur-Sagar Highway, demanding justice.
After much outrage, UP Police, in a tweet, ordered the police personnel to "carry out swift investigations" in both cases.
Taking cognisance of the incident, Dr Alok Tiwari, District Magistrate, Kanpur, said: "The government and the administration are with the survivor's family. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced compensation. Both the cases will be investigated swiftly and no one will be spared. The guilty will face tough legal action. We are considering action under the National Security Act."