Unnao rape case: BJP expels accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday expelled its jailed Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Sengar, who is accused of raping a minor girl from Unnao and threatening her family.
The development came days after the victim girl was critically injured and two of her aunts died in an accident near Raibareli last Sunday. Her family alleged that the accident was an attempt to kill her at the behest of the accused legislator.
Sengar, and nine others, including the son-in-law of a UP minister, have been booked by the CBI on allegations that they orchestrated the accident.
The girl has accused Sengar and his aides of raping her when she went to his home for a job in 2017.
She tried to set herself ablaze near Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow on 8 April 2018 to protest alleged police inaction against Sengar. Her father died in judicial custody shortly afterwards.
Sengar, an MLA from Bangarmau Assembly of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by the CBI on 13 April 2018 after he was booked under four sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) act. He has been in jail since then.