New Delhi/Kannauj, June 19 (ANI): Condemning the fresh incident of rape being reported from Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj District, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Sunday hit out at Chief Minister Mayawati, saying no justice can be expected during her regime.
"No justice can be expected during the regime of Mayawati. Officials in Mayawati's government are corrupt and incompetent," he said.
Social activist Sandhya Bajaj also condemned the incident earlier in the day, and demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Home Minister over the issue.
Bajaj said that the Uttar Pradesh government has turned a blind eye to the atrocities against women in the state.
Meanwhile, police have arrested one Niranjan Yadav, one of the accused in the case.
The two accused Kuldip Loniya and Niranjan Yadav, dragged Preeti, 14, into the fields on Saturday morning and when she resisted, they assaulted and stabbed her eyes.
The girl was discovered in the fields by villagers and was later rushed to the district hospital.
The doctor, who operated the girl said: "The left eye is completely damaged. The inner parts of the eye are severely damaged. The cornea is badly damaged, may not come back to its normal condition."
This is the second incident of rape being reported from Uttar Pradesh within a month as earlier on June 10, a minor girl was found hanging inside the Nighasan police station in Lakhimpur District, which drew sharp criticism from various political outfits.
The second autopsy conducted on the minor girl's body, which was found hanging from a tree within the compound of Nighasan police station confirmed that the victim was murdered.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has ordered a CB-CID probe into the case.
The victim's mother in her complaint alleged that the girl was raped and murdered. (ANI)