The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the matter and sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government by Thursday when the matter would be taken up for hearing. The man, who was arrested by the police last week following complaints by the attackers, died in custody on Monday.
The Unnao rape case took a new twist on Wednesday, the rape victim and her family, who stayed at government guest house in DM's guest alleged that the DM had locked them in a room and didn't serve them water. I want to see all of them arrested, otherwise, I will kill myself. The victim, while speaking to ANI, alleged that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his fellow accomplices had raped her, but no action was taken. Also, the video showed the deceased' back having serious wounds, but its veracity could not be ascertained.
"The incident was reported to have happened a day after the alleged rape victim tried to immolate herself near the chief minister's residence, accusing BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his aides of gangrape", the NHRC said, and directed that the magisterial inquiry in the matter be expedited. Prakhar Singh, a relative of the accused MLA, has also demanded a narco-analysis test and CBI investigation into the allegations. This will help in ascertaining the truth and presenting the correct picture.
"My husband is innocent and it is my request that he should not be called a rapist. Earlier it was my son, and now she is framing the MLA", said Shashi. Sangeeta Singh Sengar placed the demand before Uttar Pradesh Director-General of Police O.P. Singh here.
According to UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma, a magisterial probe had also been ordered.
"The SIT team will probe on all the aspects of the case and act accordingly".
"Instead of registering a case against him, they omitted his name from the FIR and lodged an FIR against the teenager's father", he added.
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In the 2013 Assembly elections, Eshwarappa contested again from the Shimoha assembly constituency and lost to K.B. The meeting was preceded by a show of strength with the BJP inducting former Congress MLA Malikayya Guttedar.
"Yogiji had promised to make Uttar Pradesh crime-free".
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by a lawyer in the rape case.
"Custodial death of the victim's father is a clear case of torture by police at the behest of the state's ruling party".
The SIT was formed on Tuesday to investigate the case after the father of the girl, who had alleged being raped by a BJP lawmaker and attempted suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home on Sunday, died on Monday morning at the district hospital.
Atul Singh was arrested on Tuesday over charges of beating the girl's father to death in police custody, an official said.
Sengar also claimed that her husband was being subject to a media trial, given the investigation was yet to confirm the veracity of the allegation.