DNA tests of six middle-aged men residing at the ashram, including its 60-year-old head, are being conducted to ascertain who could be behind the sexual exploitation.
Violence against girls and women in UP rose from 23.5 per cent in 2015-16 to 51 per cent in 2018-19: study
The results of the findings were released on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Arakhita had remarried after his divorce with Kamala. When she returned, he was afraid she would demand her share of the property.
The incident took place on Saturday, the police official said, adding that the reason behind the attack was not yet known.
According to the victim’s elder brother, the CBI officials questioned him about the claims being made by local residents that he killed his own sister.
According to the official, the 17-year-old victim had lodged a police complaint alleging the RTI activist (30) raped her in the house where they both resided in suburban Malwani.
On October 30, a case of rape was registered at Punjipathra police station in the district and the accused, Guddu Kumar, was arrested, said superintendent of police Santosh Singh.
It may be recalled that the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had taken a suo-motu cognizance of the case, especially the issue of cremation of the victim girl.
The 32-year-old Indian housewife testified that she was walking to her residence when she realised that the defendant was following her.
The march is being organised to encourage women to raise their voices and reclaim their right to safer places.
As per the complaint, the gynaecologist had given the advice after noticing bruises on the abdomen of girl, who was brought by her mother after the minor complained of abdominal pain.
The plea also prayed to nullify all sale deeds executed by the Hindus in the favour of Muslims in the last 10 years "under coercion and undue influence".
Police have arrested the main suspect, Shahid, and raids are being conducted to arrest the other culprits.
Sub-Inspector, Puneet Grewal, who was arrested on Saturday, has been sent to judicial custody.
A senior STF official said that the team probing the conspiracy angle will soon visit the scene of the crime to investigate and collect facts.