Dad of girl allegedly raped by Unnao BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar died of septicemia, beating: Autopsy report

The report listed 14 antemortem injuries on his body and noted that two of his teeth were recently broken. Fresh injuries were also found on his jaws, suggesting that he was brutally beaten up.

Published: 11th April 2018 02:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2018 08:22 AM   |  A+A-

BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar speaks to the media outside Chief Minister's office in Lucknow on Monday. (PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: The autopsy report of the father of the woman, who alleged that Unnao BJP legislator Kuldeep Sengar and brother Atul Sengar raped her in June 2017, has mentioned: “perforation of colon” and “septicemia” as the main causes of death.

The report listed 14 antemortem injuries on his body and noted that two of his teeth were recently broken. Fresh injuries were also found on his jaws, suggesting that he was brutally beaten up.

The man, who died in Unnao district hospital on Monday morning, was arrested last week and remanded in judicial custody for getting into a brawl with Atul’s aides. Earlier, his family had filed a police complaint alleging Atul led a gang of miscreants who brutally thrashed the man in front of them on April 3.

Atul was arrested by a Lucknow Crime Branch team on Tuesday morning in connection with the man’s death. He was picked up from Kanpur and booked for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. 

The autopsy was conducted by a panel of doctors on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday in the presence of the Unnao District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police.

Forensic medicine experts said perforation of the colon – meaning rupture of the large intestine – was generally indicative of severe physical trauma but should be corroborated with external injuries.

“From what it appears from the autopsy report, it could be a case of a ruptured intestine, which often leads to a big open wound that infects multiple organs and blood. If such a patient is not treated urgently, it’s often fatal,” said B Suresh Kumar Shetty, Professor of Forensic Medicine at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore.

“However, only the marks and signs of external injury on the body can establish whether the person had suffered serious trauma.”

A forensic medicine expert at AIIMS Delhi, who did not wish to be quoted, too indicated that perforation of the intestine was often the result of serious external injuries. “In cases like this, internal injuries have to be seen in context with external signs,” he said.A Special Investigation Team headed by Rajiv Krishna, ADG, Lucknow zone, has begun work and is camping in Unnao.

According to Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh, the arrest of the MLA’s brother was made after the probe team found prima facie evidence hinting at his involvement in the assault of the rape survivor’s father.

Atul has been charged under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504.

“SIT will establish the culpability of all the accused persons and legal action will be initiated against everyone whosoever accordingly,” said ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar on Tuesday.The SIT would also look into the possible inaction of Unnao police or if they acted at anybody’s behest, Kumar added.


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