Man who accused Indian politician of raping daughter dies in custody

Man who accused Indian politician of raping daughter dies in custody

Alleged victim had attempted to self-immolate in protest against treatment by authorities on day before father died

An Indian man who was arrested after accusing a ruling party official of raping his teenage daughter has died in police custody, prompting outrage and calls for an independent investigation.

The day before the man died, his daughter had gone to Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh, doused herself in kerosene and tried to self-immolate in protest against the alleged unwillingness of police to pursue her allegations.

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