Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Unnao rape: CBI quizzes, arrests Sengar

Unnao rape: CBI quizzes, arrests Sengar

This comes after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the rape case stated in its report that Singh may have been involved in the conspiracy behind assaulting the girl's father while in police custody.

The CBI had on Friday arrested Sengar. The rape survivor had alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar and others gang raped her.

In the second FIR, the CBI has booked the rape victim's father, Surender Singh, on the basis of an FIR filed by the UP Police on April 3 for criminal intimidation, voluntarily causing hurt, threat and unlawful possession of arms. "Police is not ready to register FIR of a minor rape victim".

He however rued the fact that his initial demand for a CBI probe was stonewalled by the state and regretted that had this probe been ordered earlier, his brother would have been alive.

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A girl, speaking to APN News, said, "The incidents of Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir - the rape cases there - have shocked us".

"The real culprit of Unnao's victim, who was raped reportedly in June 2017, and who pleaded at the doorstep of the BJP CM even attempting self-immolation is no one but the Chief Minister and he should immediately be sacked", said Surjewala.

So far, 5 persons, including the MLA's brother Atul Singh Sengar have already been arrested in the case, while 5 policemen of the Makhi police station, and two doctors of district hospital had been suspended for laxity in the case.

Frustrated with the alleged police inaction and coercion from influential people, the victim attempted self-immolation in front of Chief Minister Adityanath's residence on April 8. Earlier in the day, the Allahabad High Court's bench comprising of Justice DB Bhosale and Justice Suneet Kumar had directed the CBI to arrest Sengar.

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The case was later handed over to the CBI. The state government also ordered the handing over of the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the victim's father to the CBI.

The victim's father died in judicial custody nearly a week after he was reportedly thrashed by the MLA's brother and others.

The Allahabad High Court had also firmly instructed to arrest the accused MLA.

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