Police arrests brother of MLA Sengar; after pressure mounts in Unnao gang rape case
12 April, 2018, 00:52
Sengar has also roped his family into politics with his brother Manoj winning a local-level election and wife Sangeeta being elected as the chairperson of the Unnao zila panchayat during the SP regime, a position she still holds.
The victim's father died in custody in Unnao on Tuesday, prompting the woman to charge that he was killed inside the district jail at the behest of the BJP legislator.
Sengar's supporters protested outside the victim's house while the police was recording her statement. "Once the matter is clear, more suspensions will follow", Kumar said. But it also listed 14 horrific injuries - multiple abrasions near abdomen, buttocks, thighs, above and below knee joints and arms. Perforation of colon, which is a part of intestines, can be caused by a number of diseases.
Meanwhile, NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief seeking a detailed report on the death of the father of an alleged gangrape victim in judicial custody in Unnao. Meanwhile, according to news agency ANI, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Lucknow Police was investigating the custodial death of the father of the woman, who was allegedly raped by the BJP MLA and his accomplices.
When questions of whether there was any political pressure on the investigative team raised, Krishna said, "Thereis no pressure on the SIT".
Amid an outcry over the Unnaorape case, the Supreme Court today chose to hear next week a plea for a CBI probe, even as the wife of the accused BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh demanded narco tests of her husband and the 18-year-old woman, who alleged confinement by local authorities. Significantly, a case had been registered against four persons a few days back on a complaint by the deceased's wife that he was beaten up.
Asked whether a clean chit had been given to the MLA, the ADG said, "Nobody has given any clean chit to anybody". He blamed the media for running a trial against him and added that he "will surrender" when the police ask him to. "That is why the delay in taking action against him", said UP Dalit leader. "Is this justice?" the girl said. And now when some names have been mentioned, action has been taken and arrests have been made.
The Congress also pointed out that as far as women are concerned, Adityanath's track record is rather dismal.
In an apparent show-of-strength, Kuldeep Sengar, the rape accused BJP MLA from Unnao visited the SSP office in Lucknow.
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