Unnao rape case HIGHLIGHTS: All five cases transferred to Delhi court; CJI orders Rs 25 lakh compensation for survivor

Saurabh Sharma | Jul 31, 2019 | 4 min read


“They raped my daughter, then they killed my husband, they sent my brother-in-law to jail and now they are trying to kill my daughter, it’s all happening on the directions of Kuldeep Singh Sengar,” said the mother of Unnao gangrape survivor.

The car, in which the rape survivor was travelling with her lawyer and family members, collided with a truck in Raebareli district on Sunday. The girl received serious injuries, and is being treated at King George Medical University's trauma centre in Lucknow.

“My daughter will not be alive if not immediately taken to a better hospital in Delhi or Mumbai. The doctors are also hopeless and we do not have enough money for the treatment,” the girl’s mother told 101Reporters. 

‘Sengar has done it’

Blaming the Unnao MLA and main accused in the 2017 gangrape case Kuldeep Singh Sengar for the accident, the mother of the gangrape survivor said, “The accident has been done on the orders of Kuldeep Singh Sengar. The aunt of my daughter who was one of the main witnesses in this case has been killed in the accident. We demand a CBI enquiry in this case and immediate transfer of my daughter and the advocate to Delhi as few people have assured us of a good and free of cost treatment there."

She also alleged that the henchmen of Kuldeep Singh Sengar were constantly threatening the family and pressuring them to withdraw the case.

"The biggest concern as of now for me is that Sengar is getting all the witnesses killed and he is giving all the orders from inside the jail," she said. 

It should be noted that just after the girl and her family filed a case against Sengar and his associates in 2018, Sengar’s men attacked the girls father who died of internal injuries after some days. 

Where is Yogi, ask Maliwal

Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women Swati Maliwal reached the hospital and met the victim. 

“I met the victim and her condition is really critical, her lawyer’s condition is even worse. The girl is on ventilator and the doctors are saying she may not survive. She immediately needs to be airlifted and sent to a good hospital in Delhi for two reasons. First, this hospital is not equipped to handle her situation and the second, there is a direct threat to her life in this hospital.”

Raising question on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s approach in the case, Maliwal said, “I am very concerned about what Yogi Adityanath and his government is doing in UP, because it’s been around 24 hours and nobody has moved. I have managed to come from Delhi to get the hang of the situation but nighter Yogi Adiyanath nor any of his representatives have come to the hospital to meet the victim.

“I don’t understand why is Kuldeep Sengar still the Unnao MLA. It’s completely bizzare. Why has Yogi Adityanath cancelled his party membership and his legislature? Also, we appeal to the Supreme Court to immediately take cognizance of the matter and transfer the case from here (UP) to Delhi. And ensure a court monitor probe within the next 15-20 days.”

All expenses to be borne by the state: DM

Meanwhile District magistrate Lucknow office said, “State Government will bear all medical expenses for treatment of both injured in Rae Bareli accident case who are admitted to KGMU trauma center.

The Vice Chancellor of the medical university has been requested to forward the brief details of all the expenses done so far to Lucknow district administration and not to charge anything from the families of injured people.

Additional Director General, Lucknow zone, Rajeev Krishna during a press conference said, " The medical condition of the victim and her advocate remain critical and is being closely monitored. They are being provided the best possible treatment in Lucknow and the police inquiries are on. An FIR is being lodged on the complaint of victim’s uncle Mahesh Singh in the Raebareli case. A forensic team has been sent to the accident spot.” 

Talking about the CBI inquiry in the case, the ADG said, “The case will be transferred to CBI if the family demands. The driver, cleaner and owner of the truck have been detained.”

Meanwhile a five member team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also visited the hospital and spoke to the victim’s mother briefly.

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