Unnao Rape: MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Transferred to Sitapur Jail

An 18-year-old has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers of rape. 

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BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, accused in a rape case, surrounded by media persons outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police in Lucknow on Wednesday night.
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18-Year-Old Alleged Rape by BJP MLA

An 18-year-old girl along with her family members tried to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s house on 8 April. The girl alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017.

She also claimed that no action had been taken against the MLA or his brothers despite several complaints to the police.

10:00 PM, 10 Apr
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Girl's Father Dies in Police Custody

The girl’s father was arrested on 5 April under the Arms Act after he was allegedly beaten up by Anil Singh, the MLA's brother and four other men.

He died at a district hospital after he was shifted there from the jail on 9 April.

10:58 PM, 10 Apr

18-Year-Old Blames Sengar for Father's Death

The death of her father prompted the woman to put the blame on the lawmaker.

He was "killed at the behest of the BJP MLA" inside the jail, she alleged. "We were getting threats and they killed my father," she told the media.

Kuldeep Singh (Sengar) isn’t being arrested. I don’t know if his brother is arrested. I demand that they be hanged till death. They’ve made my life miserable. I want justice. They killed my father.
9:46 PM, 10 Apr

CM Yogi Vows Action

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the situation and has assured that action will be taken against the guilty.

He aid, “The incident is unfortunate. Lucknow ADG has been asked to give his report and probe the matter, and if any policeman is found guilty, action will be taken. Whosoever is guilty will not be spared.”

However, while speaking to ANI, the girl had said:

I had even gone to the CM but did not get any result. When we lodged FIR, we were threatened.
9:30 PM, 10 Apr

Incident is Totally Fake: BJP MLA Sengar

Kuldeep Singh Sengar rejected the charges against him as a conspiracy by his opponents. He further said that the complainant belonged to a "low class".

Speaking to mediapersons, Sengar demanded a high-level inquiry and sought action against those guilty, but refused to comment on speculation about him being summoned by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Let a probe be conducted, and the guilty be given stringent punishment. If I am found guilty in the probe, I am ready to face punishment. 
Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA

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