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Unnao rape: SIT to send report by today evening

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 April 2018, 14:50 IST

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Lucknow Police reached Unnao on Wednesday, to investigate the custodial death of the father of the woman, who was allegedly raped by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and his accomplices.

Additional Director General (ADG) of Lucknow zone Rajeev Krishna told reporters that a report will be sent to the administration by evening, "We have come here to investigate, and by this evening, I will send the interim report to the DGP and the state government."

He also assured that all angles of the case would be investigated.

On questions of whether there was any political pressure on the investigative team, Krishna said, "There is no pressure on the SIT. It is working independently."

The Police further said, "The victim's family will be provided full security. They have a relative in Delhi, now it is their decision if they want to live here in Unnao or in Delhi."

On Sunday, the woman, along with her family members, tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath 's residence in Lucknow, alleging that she was raped by BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his fellow accomplices.

Later, the rape victim's father was arrested, and on Monday, he died in hospital. However, the family alleged that he was murdered by Sengar.

On Tuesday, the MLA's brother Atul Singh along with three others, was arrested from Unnao on the directions of the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) DGP, by the Lucknow crime branch team.

The victim's family had alleged that the accused MLA's brother had thrashed the victim's man on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR.

As many as six police personnel were also suspended for allegedly beating up the victim's father.

Meanwhile, the accused BJP MLA on Monday refused to resign from his post following the allegations of rape against him.

He further went on to dismiss the entire incident saying the allegations were completely wrong.


First published: 11 April 2018, 14:50 IST