A video additionally confirmed two males pulling the saree of her supporter.
An individual was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Friday on costs of assaulting and misbehaving with a woman candidate of the Samajwadi Party for the block pramukh election.
A supporter of the candidate was additionally allegedly manhandled and had her saree pulled by two males who had been stopping her from collaborating within the nomination course of on Thursday.
In a video of the incident, two males could possibly be briefly seen pulling Anita Yadav by her saree in full view outdoors the Pasgawan block compound. Ms. Yadav was the proposer of the SP candidate Ritu Singh.
The SP has stated BJP’s supporters had been behind the incident. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav had tweeted a brief clip of the incident with the caption, “Satta ke bhookhe, Yogi ke gunde,” which roughly interprets to “Hungry for power, Yogi’s goons.”
Kheri police stated an FIR was lodged for misbehaviour with a woman below Sections 147, 171 (F), 354, 392 and 427 of the Indian Penal Code. The costs embrace theft, and assault meant to outrage the modesty of a woman.
Talking to native media, Ms. Singh alleged that BJP supporters tore her shirt and pulled at her saree. Her purse was additionally snatched.
Yash Verma, one of many accused within the case, was arrested, police stated. Four groups had been fashioned to nab the remaining accused, they stated.