Unnao: The Central Bureau of Investigation has reportedly confirmed rape charges against Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
The CBI corroborated the survivor’s charge that Sengar raped her at his home on June 4 last year while his female accomplice, Shashi Singh, stood guard outside the room.
The central agency is also reported to have found the local police at fault. According to the reports, the police did not name Sengar and some other accused in the FIR, even as the survivor mentioned their involvement several times.
In an apparent connivance with the accused persons, the police also reportedly delayed the girl’s medical examination and did not send her vaginal swab or clothes to the forensic laboratory.
The victim has stood by her allegations in a statement recorded by the CBI under CrPC Section 164.
The case had led to a massive public outrage after the victim tried to set herself ablaze outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence on April 8, claiming police inaction in the case. Following the outrage an FIR was lodged against Sengar. The Uttar Pradesh government later handed over the case to CBI.
Sengar is also accused of conspiring to kill the victim’s father who died in police custody after being allegedly thrashed by Sengar’s brother and his aides. At present, he is lodged in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur jail.