Lucknow, Jan 17 (Agencies): Family of the 17-year-old rape victim has alleged that senior police officials, especially the SP of Banda-Anil Das forced the victim to change her statement.

Both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have slammed the police saying that instead of helping her they acted like the henchman of the alleged rapist MLA Purushottam Narain Dwivedi.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati should immediately suspend the Banda SP and other police personnel, who implicated a dalit rape victim in a theft case, and initiate legal actions against them, a Congress MLA from Banda demanded.

"When Mayawati herself has said that the rape victim girl was falsely implicated in a theft case then she should immediately suspend Banda SP Anil Das and other police personnel, lodge FIR against them and they should be jailed," Vivek Kumar Singh, MLA from Sadar seat in Banda, said in a statement.

He also said that these police personnel should be charged for giving wrong statements, implicating in a false case and pressurising the victim girl to change her statement.

Meanwhile, the Congress has demanded the Chief Minister to increase security cover of MLA Singh.

"MLA Singh not only exposed the case, but also actively ensured justice to the girl. More so in the wake of threat given by BSP MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwiwedi (arrested on rape charge), Singh's security should be beefed up," UP Congress chief Bahuguna Joshi demanded in a letter sent to Mayawati.