Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar not charged for murder in rape survivor’s car crash

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its charge-sheet did not charge expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for murder but included criminal conspiracy and intimidation after a car crash case involved a teen who alleged she was raped by the MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.

The CBI said the car crash in UP’s Raebareli on July 28 that left two of the rape survivor’s family members dead was “caused by negligence”.

Kuldeep Sengar a four-time legislator who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh assembly is currently in jail over rape allegations, which took place in 2017.

The teenager and her lawyer were also critically injured when their car collided with a truck. It was raining heavily at that time. The truck driver Ashish Kumar Pal has been charged for negligence and rash driving under the Indian Penal Code.

The family, residents of Unnao were on its way to the district jail in Rae Bareli to meet her uncle, who is serving a life term in a separate case.

It later turned out that the truck had its number plate scrubbed with black paint. The security forces which was provided to her was not accompanying her on that day.

The rape survivor’s family has alleged Kuldeep Sengar planned the car crash to kill her.

The girl has alleged that in June 2017, she was sexually assaulted by the lawmaker when she went to his Unnao home with a relative, to seek a job. A year later, after running from pillar to post for justice, the girl and her mother attempted self-immolation outside the house of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, which drew the attention of the national media.

Days later, her father died after being detained by the police. Post-mortem report indicated that he was severely beaten. The family alleged the involvement of Kuldeep Sengar’s brother Atul Sengar.

The CBI has told the court that the girl was raped by the lawmaker around on 4 June 2017. The agency has charged the lawmaker with rape and criminal conspiracy and his brother of murder.

Source : Various

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