Unnao Rape victim car crash : Major developments

Unnao, Uttar Pradesh  (India) July 29 : The Unnao rape victim, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of sexually assaulting her in 2017, and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts were killed when the truck rammed into their car in which they were travelling in Gurubakshganj area of Rae Bareli on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the victims were going to Rae Bareli district jail, where the rape victim’s uncle is lodged. Additional Director General of Police, Lucknow zone, Rajeev Krishna, confirmed that the two women who died in the accident are the rape victim’s aunts.

The 19-year-old rape victim and the lawyer, who was driving the car, are undergoing treatment at the trauma centre of King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, where their condition is critical, said Additional Superintendent of Police, Rae Bareli, Shashi Shekhar Singh.

After the Opposition termed the accident as  “murder conspiracy”, FIR was registered against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, his brother Manoj Singh Sengar & 8 others in connection with Unnao rape case victim’s accident in Raebareli.



Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has raised questions after the Unnao rape survivor, who had accused a BJP MLA of sexually assaulting her, is critically injured in a car accident on Sunday.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday hit out at the Uttar Pradesh’s BJP government over the accident involving the Unnao rape survivor, who had accused a BJP lawmaker of raping her, seeking answers to alleged lapses.

Reacting to the accident, Priyanka Gandhi took to Twitter, calling the accident “shocking”.

Priyanka Gandhi asked how far had the CBI probe in the rape case reached. She also slammed the BJP for not expelling accused party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

The Congress general secretary for UP East also questioned why there was a lapse in the security cover provided to the Unnao rape survivor. It had emerged that a gunner and two women constables who had been assigned to the survivor and her family were not present with her when the accident occurred.

Continuing her attack, Priyanka Gandhi said, “Without answers to these questions, can we expect justice from the BJP government?”

BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, who is an accused in the rape case, was arrested on April 13 last year.But  BJP did not sacked him.

“The rape survivor’s family had been provided security, but the gunner had not accompanied them on Sunday. The reason behind it is being probed,” he said, adding, “The truck involved in the accident has been impounded. It has a Fatehpur district registration plate.”
A woman in Unnao had alleged that Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the UP Assembly, raped her teenage daughter at his residence in 2017.

The case had come to light after the victim allegedly attempted self-immolation outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence.


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