Magisterial inquiry ordered into death of father of woman who alleged rape by Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA

The woman and her family alleged that she was raped by the BJP MLA and his fellow accomplices, but no action was taken.

Published: 09th April 2018 03:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2018 03:56 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose. (File | PTI)


LUCKNOW: A magisterial inquiry will be initiated into the death of the father of the woman who said that she was raped by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA.

“Judicial Magistrate’s inquiry will be conducted, and whoever is found guilty will not be spared,” Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Law and Order Praveen Kumar told media.

Ill health was attributed to the man’s death by the officials, but the man’s relatives alleged that he was murdered in jail by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP MLA from Unnao named as accused by the rape victim.

Kumar said the reason was yet to be confirmed until the post-mortem report came out.

The victim’s father was arrested on Sunday after the family attempted suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's Lucknow residence.

The woman and her family alleged that she was raped by the BJP MLA and his fellow accomplices, but no action was taken.

The victim also said that she and her family were threatened after they had filed an FIR, which the Police had registered after stalling it for a year.

The family further alleged that the MLA's brother had thrashed the woman's father on April 3 for refusing to cancel the FIR, but the Police booked the father instead and locked him up for a period of one year.

A probe into the rape case is also underway and has been transferred to Lucknow.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp