MLA Kuldeep Sengar rape case: Victim's father dies mysteriously; SO suspended
Lucknow: It seems that BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar is getting deeper and deeper into troubles.
The SO (Station Officer) of Mankhi police station has been suspended and the four other people who were involved in the rape case have been detained by the Lucknow police.
The Director General of Police, OP Singh, stated that no accused will be escaped and soon we will arrest the culprit.
Pappu Singh, father of the woman who had accused Sengar of raping her, was found dead in Unnao jail of Uttar Pradesh under mysterious circumstances.
Pappu Singh's family has alleged that he has been murdered by Sengar in order to pressurise Singh's kin to take their complaint back.
According to the family members, Pappu Singh was brutally beaten by the MLA's brother on April 3 last and was sent to jail under false charges.
It may be mentioned that the victim, on April 7 last, tried to burn herself by pouring kerosene on her body in front of Chief Minister's residence.
The woman tried to suicide alleging that the police refused to take action against the MLA despite her complaints and applications.
The woman also alleged that:
- She was gangraped by Bangarmau BJP MLA BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his three accomplices namely Shubham Singh, Brijesh Yadav, Awadh Narayan on June 17, 2017.
- The police did not take any action against her complaint.
"I was being threatened by the MLA that if I spoke anything to police, he would get my family members killed," the victim stated.
Additional Director General of Police, Rajiv Krishnan, said that the matter was getting serious day by day so the case was shifted to Lucknow from Unnao for fair investigation.
The officer said that after talking to both sides it was found that there was a dispute between the two parties over the past 10 to 12 years, with cases registered against each other.
The Unnao police stated that a case was registered, on the complaint of woman, at the Mankhi police station under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 366 (kidnapping a woman to compel her for marriage) of the Indian Penal Code on June 20, 2017.
After primary investigation, the police added Section 376 D (gang rape) of the IPC and Section 3/4 of the POSCO Act to the case.