In yet another controversy in Uttar Pradesh politics, a police case was filed against Dr Mohd Ayub, the national president of the Peace Party, for allegedly raping a 22-year-old nursing course student and killing her by giving wrong medicines.
The first information report (FIR) was registered with Madiaon police station in Lucknow on Saturday.
Ayub, who owns a number of hospitals in the state, is the MLA from Khalilabad constituency in Sant Kabir Nagar district of east UP, and is contesting the assembly election from the same seat. The FIR may affect his electoral fortune when the constituency goes to polls in the fifth phase on February 27.
The girl, whose liver and kidneys were damaged, was undergoing treatment at the trauma centre of King George Medical University in Lucknow and died on Friday night.
Her family has accused Ayub of raping her multiple times while she was studying in a city medical institute. Her brother lodged a police complaint, following which an FIR was registered under Indian Penal Code sections dealing with rape, culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal intimidation.
The girl’s family members had been alleging rape for the past few days but had not lodged a police complaint. They turned up to register the complaint only after the girl’s death.
Nagesh Kumar Mishra, inspector of Madiaon police station, said the complainant said his family met Ayub during the assembly polls in 2012.
He said Ayub approached the girl and her family to campaign for him. Ayub brought the girl to Lucknow after winning the polls on the pretext of providing her better education and got her admitted in a city medical institute. The girl stayed in a rented accommodation in Lucknow.
The girl’s brother said in the complaint that Ayub used to visit her rented house whenever he visited Lucknow and raped her.
He said Ayub threatened the girl with dire consequences, following which she could not muster courage to oppose him and register a police complaint.
He said Ayub also gave her wrong medicines when she used to complain of pain in her stomach after being sexually abused. The medicines damaged her liver and kidneys, he said.
The girl’s informed her family members about the trauma she was going through for the past few years when she became seriously ill.
He said the family came to know about the wrong medicines when they approached another doctor for her treatment.
The girl was admitted to the KGMU trauma centre when her condition deteriorated on Thursday, and she succumbed on Friday night.