Unnao: Rape Pre-Planned, Doctors Enabled Father’s Murder
"When she tried to confide in her mother, her complaints were dismissed. She was asked to keep quiet and bear with it."
Lucknow: Two days after the father of a woman, allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, died in custody in UP’s Unnao district, Sengar’s wife has now demanded a narco test on her husband and the survivor, claiming the complainant had not been consistent in her statements.
The 18-year-old rape survivor, who had tried to kill herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Lucknow residence, in turn, alleged that she had been confined to a hotel room by the district administration and her uncle was killed by the MLA’s brother and henchmen, who later also killed her father, the PTI has reported.
Meanwhile, the rape survivor, speaking to The Print, has further alleged that Sengar, a local strongman, had been harassing her for several years.
“He would reportedly stop her from going to school, claiming to protect her from ‘bad influences’ and often locked her inside his room for hours,” The Print report states. “As she stepped out of his house, his men stalked her. Sick of the harassment, she finally dropped out in class 8. When she tried to confide in her mother, her complaints were dismissed. She was asked to keep quiet and bear with it. On 4 June 2017, Sengar allegedly called her home, took her to his room and raped her, while an accomplice sat outside. She was 16.”
“I want justice,” the teen, who is now 18 years old, told PTI. “Why are they pressuring me for an apology? Do they want my (another) uncle to be killed too?”
She told The Print that Sengar promised to find her a job after raping her.
“I screamed. I knew people were sitting outside in the corridor, but no one came to help me. After raping me, he asked me to leave and straightaway return home,” she said.
“I was crying. He wiped my tears and told me that he would get me a good job. When I told him I would file a complaint, he threatened to kill my father and four-year-old brother.
“I went back home and kept quiet,” she said, “I was in pain. My mother kept asking me if I was fine. My sisters asked me why I was not smiling, but I kept quiet.”
Did Unnao docs lie about the father’s injuries?
Meanwhile, a purported video surfaced on Wednesday that showed the teen’s father before his death, alleging that he was mercilessly beaten up by the MLA’s brother and his henchmen.
The video purportedly shot at a hospital, showed the deceased person’s back with serious wounds.
Meanwhile, in Lucknow, Sengar’s wife, Sangeeta, told reporters after meeting DGP OP Singh that there was a political conspiracy against her family.
This came a day after forensic experts told Times Of India that it was likely that either the doctors in the Unnao district hospital, where the rape survivor’s father died, were misrepresenting facts or he was beaten up inside Unnao jail.
Retired expert of UP state medico-legal cell Dr Amar Singh and head of forensic medicine department at a university Dr Abhas Kumar Singh have said that the Adityanath government “should take opinion of an expert medical board to find out how simple wounds turned into serious injuries in jail”.
“A day before Devender was taken to jail on April 4 at 7.30pm, he was attacked by accused Atul Singh and four others,” the TOI report published on Wednesday morning, says. “Makhi police booked Devender, a listed historysheeter of Unnao, and he was taken to hospital. The doctor noted 19 injuries but dubbed them as simple…. Devender was sent to prison the next evening. When Devender complained of acute pain in abdomen, he was sent to district hospital on April 6 for ultrasound and X-ray. When his condition deteriorated on April 8, he was rushed to hospital again where he succumbed. Devender’s internal injuries were undermined by doctors while injuries that were simple earlier became grievous.”
“It is at this point that I was startled. No such injuries had been noted at district hospital earlier,” TOI quotes Dr Amar Singh as saying. “The position and nature of injuries in the autopsy report are inconsistent with the ones mentioned in the April 3 report. It shows Devender was beaten up again later,” said Dr Abhas Singh.
(With agency inputs)