Kolkata

Court defers judgment in Unnao murder case

A Delhi court on Saturday deferred to next week its judgment in the murder case of the father of the woman who was raped by expelled BJP leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao three years ago.

The rape survivor’s father had died on April 9, 2018, in judicial custody.

On Wednesday

District judge Dharmesh Sharma deferred the judgment, which will now be pronounced on Wednesday.

The Central Bureau of Investigation had examined 55 witnesses in support of the case and the defence examined nine witnesses. The court had recorded the statements of the rape survivor’s uncle, mother, sister and one of her father’s colleague, who claimed to be an eyewitness to the incident.

The court had on December 20 sent Sengar to jail for “remainder of his natural biological life” for raping the woman in 2017 when she was a minor.

According to the CBI, on April 3, 2018, there was an altercation between the survivor’s father and Shashi Pratap Singh.

The chargesheet filed on July 13, 2018, said the survivor’s father and his co-worker were returning to their village when they asked Singh for lift. Singh refused and an altercation ensued. Singh called his associates, following which MLA’s brother Atul Singh Sengar reached the spot along with others and beat up the survivor’s father and his co-worker.

FIR lodged

The survivor’s father was subsequently taken to the police station by them and an FIR was lodged against him. He was arrested.

The chargesheet said that all this while Kuldeep Sengar was in touch with the District Superintendent of Police and village police station incharge Ashok Singh Bhadauria. Later he also talked to the doctor who examined the survivor’s father.

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