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Suicide attempt oustide Yogi Adityanath's residence: Photo: ANI

UP: Father of woman 'raped' by BJP MLA dies in custody, family alleges he was murdered

Published by Kashmir News Trust on April 9, 2018, 1:08 pm

UP: On Monday, the father of a woman who alleged she was raped by a BJP MLA and his accomplices passed away in police custody, reported ANI.

He was arrested yesterday. His daughter and her family had tried to commit suicide outside UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow yesterday.

However, the relatives alleged that he was murdered in the jail by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP MLA from Unnao named as accused by the rape victim.

DIG Law and Order said that a magisterial inquiry will be conducted, and action will be taken against the police is any lapses were found.

He said: “Magisterial inquiry to be conducted. If lapse found on the side of police, action will be taken. The incident happened while the man was in judicial custody.”

The woman and her family alleged that she was raped by the BJP MLA and his fellow accomplices, but no action was taken.

The victim also said that she and her family were threatened after they had filed an FIR, which the Police had registered after stalling it for a year.The family further alleged that the MLA's brother had thrashed the woman's father on April 3 for refusing to cancel the FIR, but the Police booked the father instead, and locked him up for a period of one year.A probe into the rape case is underway and has been transferred to Lucknow.

On Monday, Dr Atul of the district hospital said he was admitted after complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting. He passed away in the early morning hours.

An 18-year-old woman on Sunday tried to immolate herself near Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence, after alleging that she was raped by a BJP legislator.

The woman alleged that she was raped in June last year by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the MLA of Unnao district's Bangermau constituency, around 90 km from Lucknow. She also accused the Unnao police of not taking any action and registering a case on her complaint, Vijay Sen Singh, in-charge of the Gautampalli police station, said.

However, Sengar denied the allegations, saying it was conspiracy to malign his image.

"It is a conspiracy hatched by my political opponents to tarnish my image and damage my reputation... I have no problems 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 the punishment," the BJP MLA told PTI.

The immolation bid took place outside the Golf Club gate of the chief minister's residence here. However, the police foiled it, Singh said.

The woman was made to appear before Rajiv Krishan, the Additional Director-General of Police, Lucknow, who has ordered a probe, the inspector said.No case was registered yet, he added.