A day after the Unnao rape victim and her lawyer were hit by a truck, UP Police have registered a fresh FIR in the case against MLA Kuldeep Sengar, his brother Manoj Sengar and 8 others. Kuldeep Sengar is already lodged in Sitapur jail under rape charges since last year.
As per a report in India Today, the MLA’s family is not present at their residence in Unnao. Sengar and the others have been charged with murder, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation after the Sunday’s incident where the victim’scar was hit by a truck.
The fresh FIR against Kuldeep Sengar and associates has been registered by teh victim’s unlce at Guru Bakshganj station in Raebareli.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested the driver, cleaner and owner of the truck which met with an accident with the Unnao rape victim’s car yesterday which claimed two lives and seriously injured the victim and her lawyer.
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In the latest, the truck, which had hit the car in which the Unnao victim was travelling along with others to meet a relative who was in jail, and the driver have been nabbed.
“We are investigating if numbers of driver, cleaner & owner (of the truck) match with known numbers of Kuldeep Singh Sengar (accused in Unnao rape case) and his associates”, said the ADG in his press briefing.
Rajeev Krishna, ADG Lucknow Zone on Unnao rape victim’s accident: We are investigating if numbers of driver, cleaner & owner (of the truck) match with known numbers of Kuldeep Singh Sengar (accused in Unnao rape case) and his associates. pic.twitter.com/nlefFrU4uv
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Questioned about the reports of the truck’ registration number painted with black ink, the ADG said, “we’ve no information about it (truck’s license number painted with black ink). But the forensic investigation of both the truck & the car will be conducted and action will be taken”.
After meeting the victim in the King George Medical University and Trauma Centre in Lucknow, where she is being treated along with her lawyer, Rajiv Krishnan confirmed, “Doctors have told me that they (victim & her lawyer) have been put on a life support system. Some of their bones have fractured. One of them has a head injury.”
Unnao rape victim road accident case: Rajiv Krishnan, ADG Lucknow Zone, says after visiting hospital, “Doctors have told me that they (victim & her lawyer) have been put on life support system. Some of their bones have fractured. One of them have head injury.” pic.twitter.com/2kBDxaBgx8
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The mother of the victim was not in the car at the time of the accident and has survived. However, her two aunts died in the accident. The victim and her lawyer, Mahendra Singh, are said to be critical after a truck hit the vehicle she was travelling in yesterday.
The UP government is to bear the expenses of the girl’s treatment (Unnao rape victim), confirmed ADG Rajiv Krishnan.
Talking about the police team deployed for her security, not accompanying her when the accident occurred, ADG furthered, “Prima facie, the victim’s family had themselves asked security personnel to not accompany them because of lack of space in the car. But it’s a matter of investigation”. However, he has asked the Unnao SP to investigate as to why the security personnel were not accompanying them.
Unnao rape victim road accident case: Rajiv Krishnan, ADG Lucknow Zone, says, “Prima facie, the victim’s family had themselves asked security personnel to not accompany them because of lack of space in the car. But it’s a matter of investigation” https://t.co/ypaSnGDPl4
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 28, 2019
It is notable here that the victim was provided with police security since last year. She had 10 guards, three as personal while rest 7 to guard her residence. However, as per reports, the police team deployed for her security was not accompanying her when the accident occurred.
As per reports, the vehicle had collided with a truck going in the opposite direction towards Lalganj in UP. The truck reportedly hit the vehicle near the turning at Sultanpur Kheda village in the Lalganj-Raebareli highway. The victim, her lawyer and others were reportedly travelling to Raebareli to meet the victim’s uncle who is imprisoned in Raebereli jail in charges for assaulting Kuldeep Sengar’s brother Atul Sengar.
Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh said on Monday that the Uttar Pradesh police will hand over the Unnao rape survivor car accident case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if any demand is made by her kin.
The Unnao rape case had made headlines in April last year when the victim had accused that she was raped by Kuldeep Sengar and his associates back in 2017 but Sengar has been avoiding arrest due to his political influence. The case has been riddled with many accusations, counter-accusations and instances of clashes and assault between the victim’s family and Sengar’s associates.