A special court on Friday sentenced expelled Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and six others to 10 years imprisonment in two cases linked to the death of the Unnao rape victim’s father in 2018.
Sengar and his brother, Jaideep alias Atul Singh, have also been directed to pay Rs.10 lakh each as compensation to the family of the deceased. Among those convicted are the then Makhi Police Station in-charge Ashok Singh Bhadauria and then Sub-Inspector K. P. Singh.
In its order, the court asked the State government to take appropriate disciplinary action against the doctors whose gross medical negligence led to the death of the girl's father.
On March 4, Sengar was held guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The other offences invoked were under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 166 (public servant disobeying law, with intent to cause injury to any person), 167 (public servant framing incorrect document to cause injury), 193 (punishment for false evidence), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 211 (false charge of offence made with intent to injure), 218 (public servant framing incorrect record to save person from punishment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) of the IPC.
The CBI had registered the two cases on the request of the State government. One was related to the death of the victim’s father on April 9, 2018, while the other was for possession of illegal arms.
As alleged, the girl’s father was assaulted following an altercation with some of the accused on April 3, 2018. He was taken to the area police station and charges framed for allegedly possessing an illegal firearm and sent to judicial custody, during which he died.
On December 20, 2019, the court sentenced Sengar to life imprisonment for raping the girl in 2017.