Uttarakhand Police on Thursday lodged a case against a leader of Hindu militant group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) who made objectionable comments on 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari by terming her as “raw milk” before “hungry male cats” and blamed her father for her death.
Vipin Karnwal was booked for spreading enmity and tension in the society and insulting the woman.
Karnwal in his Facebook post said that the “biggest culprit is her father who put raw milk before the hungry male cats.”
“I did not go for any candle march or market closure. The father and brother who eat the earnings of a 19-year-old girl, whose daughter and sister works at a resort where there is open debauchery and the girl whose Jammu-based friend comes to inform the family about the scandal is the biggest culprit who let raw milk before the hungry cats,” read the post of Hindutva politician.
The charges against him are under section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony), 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), and 66 (Description of imprisonment for non-payment of fine) of the Indian Penal Code.
19-year-old teen Ankita was missing for at least six days before the authorities recovered her body from the Chilla canal in Rishikesh on September 24. Pulkit Arya, son of BJP leader Vinod Arya, was arrested in the case for pushing her into the canal following an altercation.