Advertisement
Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Unnao Rape Survivor Had Flagged Threat To Life In Letter To CJI: Report

The letter dated July 12, written by Unnao rape survivor and two of her family members, was also sent to the Allahabad High Court and other authorities of the Uttar Pradesh government.

Unnao Rape Survivor Had Flagged Threat To Life In Letter To CJI: Report
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi | PTI Photo
Unnao Rape Survivor Had Flagged Threat To Life In Letter To CJI: Report
outlookindia.com
2019-07-30T17:47:31+05:30

Within a couple of days of the car crash in which the Unnao rape survivor was seriously injured and two of her aunts killed, a letter written to the Chief Justice of India by the victim's family has come to light, expressing threat and danger to their lives allegedly by the accused persons in the case.

An official of the Supreme Court said the letter written in Hindi has been received by the office of the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who has asked the court's Secretary General to prepare a note out of it and place it before him.

"The CJI has asked the Secretary General to go through the letter written in Hindi for preparing a note of it for his perusal," PTI quoted the official as saying.

The letter dated July 12, written by the survivor and two of her family members, was also sent to the Allahabad High Court and other authorities of the Uttar Pradesh government.

On Sunday, the car in which the 19-year-old rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by an over-speeding truck in Rae Bareli, killing the two family members and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.

Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau, is an accused in the rape case and was arrested last year in April.

Uttar Pradesh BJP on Tuesday claimed that Sengar was suspended from the party in 2018.

The letter narrates the incidents of July 7-8 when some people allegedly associated with Sengar, the sitting BJP legislator, threatened the victim's family with dire consequences.

It also sought a direction for registration of FIR against the persons who had intimidated them.

An FIR, which was lodged a day after the car crash, names the BJP legislator, his brother Manoj Singh Sengar, Vinod Mishra, Haripal Singh, Naveen Singh, Komal Singh, Arun Singh, Gyandendra Singh, Rinku Singh and Awadhesh Singh as accused.

The rape case had come to light after the victim allegedly attempted self-immolation outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence.

The letter signed by the girl, her mother and aunt stated that on July 7 Naveen Singh, son of an accused in the rape case, Shashi Singh, Manoj Singh, brother of another accused Kuldeep Singh and one Kunnu Mishra had visited their house and threatened them. The next day, another person came to their house.

The victim and the family said that along with the letter they were also annexing the video of the car in which these persons came to their house.

(PTI)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Why PM Modi's US Visit Holds Key To India's Strategy On China, Afghanistan

Why PM Modi's US Visit Holds Key To India's Strategy On China, Afghanistan

Apart from in-person meetings with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, PM Modi will address the UNGA and Quad summits and may share India's concerns on use of Afghanistan as a terror hub.

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

SAARC Summit Stands Cancelled As Pakistan Insists On Taliban's Participation

Lack of concurrence has been cited by the sources as the reason behind the cancellation as India along with some other members expressed dissent to the proposal.

Historical Blunders! KL Rahul Crestfallen After PBKS Gift Tie To RR

Historical Blunders! KL Rahul Crestfallen After PBKS Gift Tie To RR

KL Rahul said Punjab Kings 'haven't learnt from previous mistakes' after his team gifted the match to Rajasthan Royals.

Munna Bhais Still Flying High In High-Profile Entrance Examinations

Munna Bhais Still Flying High In High-Profile Entrance Examinations

Experts believe the swindlers have taken control of the entire system and they are doing so without any fear. They suspect one can get 99.5% only if one gets the question paper in advance.

Advertisement