Wife defends MLA accused of rape, wants narco test

Sangeeta wife of MLA Kuldeep Sengar

The decision to handover the case to the CBI was taken late on Wednesday, hours after the BJP MLA made a dramatic appearance before the police but refused to surrender.

#WATCH Kuldeep Singh Sengar, BJP MLA from Unnao against whom a woman leveled rape allegations, rules out resignation.

"I have heard that the same girl had filed a false rape case against a man some years back, because of which the man had to spend six months in jail", Singh added.

The autopsy report revealed that the father died to septicaemia. She is a zilla panchayat head in Unnao, a post she won in 2015 while her husband was with the Samajwadi Party.

June 22, 2017: The victim was produced in court by the police and her statement recorded under Section 164 of CrPC.

Singh said three of the accused, including the MLA's brother, have been arrested.

July 3, 2017: After almost 10 days, the girl was handed over to her family.

Sources said the BJP leadership had advised UP government to recommend a CBI probe in the case, especially because of the alleged rape and custodial death of the victim's father.

The girl on Sunday had attempted self-immolation by pouring kerosene on herself, citing inaction of the police even after filing a complaint against BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldeep Singh Sengar. Family goes to court and hearing on the matter is going on. Later, he was handed over to the police, which lodged a case under Section 25 for illegal possession of firearm. The case sparked new headlines after the girl's father on Monday died of injuries reportedly sustained while in police custody. The incident triggered a political storm and public outrage in the state.

The MLA's wife, as also the alleged rape survivor, have demanded a CBI probe into the entire matter. "He has only been accused so far and not convicted", said Singh. Make my husband and girl (rape victim) undergo Narco Analysis Test.

Late on Wednesday night, the state government chose to hand over the probe to the CBI.

The court also questioned the conduct of the police in the case, saying whom will a victim approach to register a complaint. She will write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a law convicting the culprits for raping minors within the 6 months.

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