Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and six others were sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the death of Unnao rape survivor’s father by Delhi’s Tiz Hazari Court. Singh is already in the prison as he was found guilty of raping the minor. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma said, “There can be no denying that rule of law was broken. Sengar was a public functionary and had to maintain the rule of law. The way the crime has been committed, it does not call for leniency.”

The survivor’s family will receive a compensation of Rs 10 Lakh from Sengar and his brother Atul for the loss of the father, the court has directed. The judge also said, “There are four minor children involved, three girls and one boy. They have also been uprooted from native place.” Sengar, his brother, two police officers, and three others were held guilty for culpable homicide and criminal conspiracy. The rape survivor’s father was allegedly assaulted following a quarrel with some of the accused in the case.

Some Takeaways:

  • Police took the rape survivor’s father to the police station and framed him for possessing an illegal firearm. During the custodial remand, the man died.
  • Earlier in December 2019, a Delhi court awarded life imprisonment to Sengar in the 2017 rape case of a then minor girl.
  • In August 2019, BJP expelled the  Sengar out of the party.

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Police took the father to the police station and framed him for possessing an illegal firearm. During the custodial remand, the man died. As per the Supreme Court directions in August 2019, the trial court of Uttar Pradesh transferred the case to Delhi. Times of India reported Sengar told the court on March 12, 2020, that he should be “hanged and acid poured into his eyes if he has done anything wrong.”

About Unnao Rape Case

Earlier in December 2019, a Delhi court awarded life imprisonment to Sengar in the 2017 rape case of a then minor girl. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh in the case which was to be paid within a month. In August 2019, BJP expelled the Sengar out of the party, a year after the case had been filed against him, accusing him of raping a minor girl. The court convicted Sengar on December 16 under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 5 (c) and 6 of the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

After the transfer of the case to the Supreme Court, the trial of the case was heard on a day-to-day basis. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also said, “This court does not find any mitigating circumstance.” He further added, “Sengar was a public servant and betrayed people’s faith.”

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Mansi is an Intern at SheThePeople.TV

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