The Unnao gang-rape victim and her relatives on Friday demanded the death penalty for accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) allegedly confirmed his role in the crime.
The victim’s uncle said, “We demand protection for our family so that we can give our statement before the court fearlessly. We demand death penalty for Kuldeep Sengar.”
“I demand death penalty for BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for raping me and for the murder of my father,” said the victim. The family of the victim has demand protection so that they can give the statement before the court fearlessly.
Citing sources, a report also said that the local police kept the MLA and some other accused out of the FIR filed on June 20 as well as the chargesheet filed later.However, in response to media queries related to a news item published in a national daily, the CBI stated that investigation in Unnao case is still continuing.
“CBI has not given any update/conclusion/views with respect to the case to any mediaperson. All such stories related to Unnao case published/broadcast in the media recently are purely speculative,” the probe agency state. The Uttar Pradesh Police has charged him under Sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, and handed over the case to the CBI.