India, Oct. 19 -- The police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, officials said on Sunday.

According to officials, the accused, Pulkit Saini, raped the girl in a car that bore the sticker of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Goraksha Samiti. The party has denied any connection to Saini.

Officials said that the girl and the accused used to practice judo at the same college ground. On Friday, when the girl was riding her two-wheeler to the college ground, the accused stopped her and convinced her to ride in his car. He then drove the car to a secluded area and raped her, the officials said. He also threatened to harm her if she told someone of the incident, the officials added.