Unnao Rape Case: Brother Of Accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Arrested

| April 10 , 2018 , 10:44 IST

Atul Sengar, brother of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, has been arrested on Tuesday from Lucknow in connection with the Unnao gang-rape case. The development comes a day after the rape victim's father allegedly died in police custody. Three more persons have also been arrested in the case.

A team from crime branch apprehended Atul Senger after the Lucknow Director General of Police issued the arrest warrant against him.

Reacting on the arrest, the rape victim said,  "Kuldeep Singh Sengar isn't being arrested. I don't know if his brother is arrested. I demand that they be hanged till death. They've made my life miserable. I want justice. They killed my father."

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The 16-year-old victim has accused both the Sengar brothers of raping her last year.

Earlier on Sunday the victim even tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's office, frustrated over the inaction of the authorities.

The alleged rape victim had earlier claimed that her father aged 50, was thrashed on April 3 by the goons of the MLA in order to get him to withdraw the rape case against Kuldeep Sengar.

Meanwhile, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar Sengar rejected all the charges and called the entire incident a 'conspiracy' by opponents.

"They belong to a low-status family this is a conspiracy by my opponents," said Sengar.

Sengar added, "I have no problem with any probe. Let a probe be conducted, and the guilty be given the stringent punishment. If I am found guilty in the probe, I am ready to face punishment."

Sengar represents the Bangermau constituency in Unnao district, around 90 km from the state capital.

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Hours after the death of the victim's father, Cheif Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a high-level probe into the matter. Reports of the BJP MLA being summoned by the CM also emerged.

Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh said, "ADG Lucknow has been asked to probe the matter thoroughly. Those at fault, whoever they might be, will not be spared." 

He added that the accused mentioned in the FIR will be arrested and necessary action will be taken following the investigation.

Previously 6 police personnel were suspended and for allegedly beating up the victim's father in the jail who had passed away after suffering from abdominal pain and vomiting.