STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Unnao rape case: Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar convicted for murder of victim's father

The Unnao rape survivor's father died in police custody after being beaten up by Sengar's men following an altercation.

Published: 04th March 2020 12:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2020 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar (File photo | PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday convicted expelled BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar and acquitted four persons in a case pertaining to custodial death of the father of a girl who he raped in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district three years ago.

Unnao rape survivor's father died in custody on April 9, 2018. The woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor. The court had, on December 20 last year, sent him to jail for "remainder of his natural biological life" for raping the girl.

The rape complaint, however, was registered only after she attempted to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's official residence in Lucknow. She took the extreme step after her father was thrashed by Sengar's brother, Atul Sengar.

According to the chargesheet in July 2018, survivor's father and his co-worker were returning to their village when they asked for lift from one Shashi Pratap Singh. He denied it which then lead to altercation.

Singh then called his associates, including Sengar's brother -- Atul and others who beat up the survivor's father. He was taken to jail instead of the hospital even though he was grievously injured and died two days later in police custody.

The matter came to light after a video clip showing Atul beating the father went viral on the social media. The court had earlier framed charges against Sengar, his brother, police station's in-charge Ashok Singh Bhadauria, Sub Inspector Kamta Prasad, Constable Amir Khan and six others in the case.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar was recently disqualified from the membership of the UP assembly, following his conviction in the rape case.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

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 newindianexpress.com 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 newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp