Police in Indian say a lawmaker from the ruling BJP has been arrested. He was charged with abducting and raping a teenaged girl.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a member of the Uttar Pradesh state legislative assembly, has been accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in June 2017. Sengar has denied the allegations, calling them politically motivated.
Sengar was arrested on Friday. The girl alleges she has been trying to lodge a complaint with the police since August.