In a major development in the infamous Unnao rape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar as an accused in the chargesheet.
In the first chargesheet, the CBI had named the MLA’s brother and four others in connection with the killing of a man whose daughter was allegedly raped by the lawmaker.
It need be mentioned that a 17-year-old girl had alleged that she was raped by the Bangermau MLA at his residence.
This happened when she had gone to meet him with a relative seeking a job last year.
It emerged later that the girl had been running from pillar to post and had to resort to attempting self-immolation in front of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s official residence to attract enough attention to be able to initiate police action.
It is also alleged that the girl’s father was allegedly abused and beaten up by the accused in front of his house during which he suffered serious injuries.
The CBI had mentioned names of 76 witnesses and 53 documentary evidence in its 19-page chargesheet and registered the FIR in this case on April 12.