Unnao rape case Live Updates: Unnao gang-rape case has snowballed into a full-blown controversy with the Supreme Court announcing today that it will hear next week a plea for a CBI probe into the matter.
Unnao rape case Live Updates: Unnao gang-rape case has snowballed into a full-blown controversy with the Supreme Court announcing today that it will hear next week a plea for a CBI probe into the matter. It has been alleged in the plea that the minor was abducted and raped by a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh and others in July 2017. The victim’s father died after he was taken to custody by police. The victim has alleged that the Unnao district magistrate had confined her in a hotel room without providing water.
On the other hand, accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s wife claimed that he had isolated himself accused media of declaring his husband a rapist. Police had on Tuesday arrested the MLA’s brother Atul Singh. The Allahabad High Court also took suo motu cognisance of the matter and sought a detailed report on the case from the Yogi Adityanath government. The court is set to hear the case tomorrow
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Here are the LIVE updates of Unnao rape case
10.00 pm: BREAKING! ADGP Lucknow Zone Rajiv Krishna confirms he has submitted the preliminary report on Unnao Rape Case.
8.00 pm: The Uncle of Unnao rape victim has finally spoken up about the BJP MLA’s wife demanding SBI inquiry. He said, “I have been demanding CBI inquiry from the start. In case the SIT arrests the accused till evening, some faith in the administration will be restored. We will not go to Delhi until a decision is taken in this case.”
5:40 PM: Two days after the father of a woman, who alleged rape by a BJP MLA, died in custody in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, the politician’s wife today demanded a narco test on her husband and the survivor.
5:16 PM: Read the full statement released by the Congress party here-
4:15 PM: In the following days, the father of the victim was taken into the custody. He later complained of stomach ache and vomiting after which he was admitted to the hospital. He subsequently passed away in the wee hours on Monday.
4:05 PM: On Sunday, the rape victim, along with her family members, tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow alleging that she was raped by BJP leader and his fellow accomplices.
3:50 PM: The Congress party via its official Twitter handle shared a post saying, “It is shocking that the Yogi Govt has withdrawn a rape case against a former BJP minister. This move will further embolden criminals and jeopardise women’s security in a state that has witnessed a sharp rise in crimes against women.”
UP में अपनी बेटी के लिए न्याय की गुहार कर रहे एक पिता पर हुई बर्बरता ने मानवता को शर्मसार कर दिया है।
आशा है कि प्रधानमंत्रीजी भाजपा शासन में महिलाओं पर हो रहे अत्याचार, कानून तंत्र की विफलता और बढ़ती अराजकता के लिए भी जल्द ही उपवास रखेंगे। pic.twitter.com/MsXOW0QbPW
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 11, 2018
3:35 PM: Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala today while talking about the Unnao rape case alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government is a government of Ravan, which has failed to protect women. He claimed that the UP CM has no right to continue as the chief minister and he should be immediately dismissed.
3:32 PM: Watch|
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 11, 2018
3:30 PM: The petition in the Unnao rape case was filed in the Supreme Court by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, seeking the court’s direction to the CBI to probe the alleged kidnapping and rape of a minor girl in July last year “by the BJP MLA and his companion and custodial death of her father via torture” on April 9.
3:20 PM: The Supreme Court bench consisting of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud while talking about the case said that it would hear the plea which has also alleged that the rape victim’s father was tortured and killed in the police custody at the behest of the “ruling party” in the state.
3:10 PM: Sangeeta Sengar, the wife of accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Senga, while talking about the Unnao rape case said, “We want the accused to be punished.”
2:55 PM: WATCH| Here is what the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s wife has to say about the case-
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) April 11, 2018
2:50 PM: Atul Singh, the brother of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was arrested by the police yesterday in connection with the gangrape of the woman and the custodial death of her father.
2:40 PM: The Allahabad High Court has taken suo-moto cognizance of an incident of rape followed by the death of victim’s father in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district. The court directed the matter to be heard on April 12 and appointed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case.
2:30 PM: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh’s wife Sangeeta Sengar has rejected the allegations and met Director General of Police, O.P. Singh in Lucknow. “There is a political motive behind this. Make my husband and girl (rape victim) undergo Narco Analysis Test. My daughters are being traumatised. We are being mentally harassed. No evidence has been presented yet. Until and unless it has been proven, my husband cannot be labelled as a rapist,” the MLA’s wife was quoted as saying by ANI.
2:20 PM: The victim has been demanding the case to be handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the victim alleged that the administration has done little to ensure the security of women in the state. “Yogiji had promised to make Uttar Pradesh crime-free. But, this has not happened in reality. He always makes lofty statements. Is this justice of Yogiji?” If the government doesn’t support us, we will commit suicide,” said the victim. The victim earlier attempted suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence.
2:10 PM: According to ANI report, the girl, alleged prison-like conditions in the name of security, said, “I appeal to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to provide me justice. The District Magistrate has confined me to a hotel room. The staff are not even serving me water and food and are not letting us go outside. I just want the culprit to be punished.” The teen alleges that she was raped by Sengar and his brother last June.