Rape victim wants suspect BJP MLA to be hanged
14 April 2018
A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the BJP’s UP MLA in the Unnao rape case, the 17-year-old victim told the media that she wants him to be hanged.
“My uncles used to say that daddu (Kuldeep Singh Sengar) is very good,” she told Aaj Tak TV. “But when I met him, he did wrong with me. He is a devil, should be hanged.”
The victim, who claims she was raped last June by the MLA at his home, also told The Times of India that Atul Singh, the MLAs brother, spread terror in Makhi, her village, and how he used to torment his opponents. Singh has been arrested for allegedly murdering the victim’s father Pappu Singh.
She also told the media that following the ‘terror’ unleashed by the Singhs, she and her father stayed in Delhi. Earlier this month her father returned to Makhi to buy a bicycle for his five-year-old son.
Last week, the victim threatened to immolate herself in front of the chief minister’s home if justice was not provided. Following the uproar, the state government also recommended the case to the CBI.
The agency will be questioning the victim, her sister and paternal uncle in Lucknow. The latter told the media that the MLA got his brother killed.
The arrests, however, came only after the Allahabad High Court ordered the CBI to do so.
The victim claimed that she had gone to meet UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath and top police officers in August. She gave a written complaint narrating the entire incident – and including her being kidnapped and sold off for Rs60,000, before being rescued by the police – and was promised that the matter would be taken up immediately.
But nothing much happened until the CBI was brought into the picture. Even the top agency was seen going slow in the investigations; however, after the Allahabad high court order, it arrested the BJP MLA and his brother.