Court defers verdict in murder of Unnao rape survivor’s father

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday deferred till March 4 the pronouncement of judgement in a case pertaining to alleged custodial death of the father of a woman, who was raped by expelled BJP Legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district three years ago.

District and Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma of the Tis Hazari Court will now pronounce the order on March 4 at 11:30 a.m.

The case pertains to the death of rape survivor’s father in police custody on April 9, 2018.

The woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor.

The court had, on December 20 last year, sent him to jail for “remainder of his natural biological life” for raping the woman.

In the death of the woman’s father, as many as 55 prosecution witnesses and nine defence witnesses were examined during the in-chamber proceedings in the court.

The case was transferred to the national capital from a trial court in Uttar Pradesh on the directions of the Supreme Court last year.

The court had earlier framed charges against Sengar, his brother, concerned police station’s in-charge Ashok Singh Bhadauria, Sub Inspector Kamta Prasad, Constable Amir Khan and several others in the case.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar was recently disqualified from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, following his conviction in the rape case.

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