Unnao rape case victim critical, two women kin dead after car collides with truck in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli; relatives allege foul play
The Unnao rape case victim, who has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of the crime, was injured after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with a truck on Sunday. The vehicle also had her mother, aunt and lawyer
The Unnao rape case victim was injured after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with a truck on Sunday
The victim and her lawyer Mahendra Singh are in a critical condition and are receiving treatment, while her mother and aunt died
Unnao SP MK Verma told ANI that the security guards provided for the victim's protection were not present with her at the time of accident
The Unnao rape case victim, who has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of the crime, was injured after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with a truck on Sunday. The vehicle also had her mother, aunt and lawyer.
The victim and her lawyer Mahendra Singh are in a critical condition and are receiving treatment at Lucknow's King George Medical University (KGMU) Trauma Centre. A woman relative and her aunt succumbed to injuries, Vimal Kumar Yadav, a junior of Singh's told ANI. The accident occurred near Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli, when the car ran into a truck, News18 reported.
The truck was on its way to Lalganj, while the victim was travelling to Raebareli to visit her uncle in jail, according to India Today. A relative of the victim told The Indian Express, “MLA Sengar and his associates had planned the attack to threaten us so that we stop pursuing the case. Everyone in the village knew they were going to visit Raebareli jail.”
Unnao SP MK Verma told ANI that the security guards provided for the victim's protection were not present with her at the time of accident, adding that an investigation is underway.
Gurubaksganj police station house officer Rakesh Singh told The Indian Express that the truck driver abandoned the vehicle and escaped. “Preliminary inquiry has revealed that the victims’ car was hit by an empty truck coming from the opposite direction. We have seized the truck and are now trying to trace its owner,” he said.
The Unnao rape case was reported in April 2018 after the victim attempted suicide outside Yogi Adityanath's house, alleging that the police had not acted on her complaint for several months. Sengar was later arrested.
The victim's father was allegedly beaten up by Sengar's brother Atul Singh and four others on 3 April. The former later died in judicial custody after he was arrested in a case under the Arms Act.
The Bangarmau MLA is presently lodged at Sitapur district jail.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Rape of minor in Punjab triggers political slugfest; Congress, BJP accuse each other of selective outrage
The BJP attacked Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of being selective in cases of atrocities against women and questioned their 'silence' over the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old girl in Punjab
The medical examination of the victim was conducted at the Community Health Centre in Kalyanpur but the report hasn't been received as yet, the police said
Hathras case: CBI files FIR day after taking over case, invokes provisions related to gangrape, Atrocities Act
The national agency has assigned the case to a special team in its Ghaziabad unit after the Centre issued an official notification for it to take over the probe