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Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor

Here’s the complete story of the Unnao survivor who fought for justice in the face of tragedy and trauma.

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Unnao rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar was found guilty of rape and intimidation under Section 376 IPC and Section 5(c) POCSO Act.
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On 8 April 2018, an 18-year-old girl attempted to set herself on fire outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s official residence. She alleged that then BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar had raped her at his Unnao home in 2017.

More than two years later, Sengar has now been pronounced guilty of rape and intimidation under Section 376 IPC and Section 5(c) POCSO Act. In addition, Sengar and six others have been convicted of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the death of the survivor’s father.

Justice, however, did not come easy. It came after a series of mysterious deaths, freak ‘accidents’, prolonged spells of harassment and a survivor’s battle for her life. Here’s her complete story.

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Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
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Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
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Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Arnica Kala/The Quint)
Graphic Novel: The Long Road to Justice For Unnao Rape Survivor
(Illustration: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

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