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Three Hindu Yuva Vahini Members Arrested for Rape and Assault

File photo of a Hindu Yuva Vahini rally. Credit: PTI

File photo of a Hindu Yuva Vahini rally. Credit: PTI

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: Members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), an organisation floated by Yogi Adityanath, were arrested here on charges of gangrape and thrashing a police officer.

The incident took place last night following a dispute, between one Deepak and an HYV worker Avinash, over some loud music in Ganeshnagar Bareilly, Superintendent of Police (City), Rohit Singh Sajwan said today.

In the heat of the fight, Avinash reportedly called his friends, fellow HYV workers, who then barged into Deepak’s house and allegedly misbehaved with the women.

In retaliation, Deepak later confronted Avinash with his brother Gaurav. The two then allegedly beat up Avinash and handed him over to the police.

When the news of this altercation and Avinash’s handover to the police spread, HYV regional President Jitendra Sharma and city unit President Pankaj and a number of other HYV activists reached the police station to protest the arrest.

BJP city unit chief Umesh Katharia also reached the police station and in presence of police. The HVY workers allegedly misbehaved with the BJP leader and allegedly beat up sub-insepctor Mayank Arora.

The SP city said that two FIRs have been lodged in this connection. One FIR was lodged by sub-inspector Arora against Avinash, Jitendra and Pankaj for allegedly beating him and the other by a woman against the three and another person named Anil Saxena, for allegedly gangraping her.

According to the police a probe on the matter is already underway.