New Delhi, April 16: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday recorded the statement of Unnao rape victim‘s statement under section 164 (recording of confessions and statements) of The Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), a news agency ANI reported.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is the main accused in Unnao rape case, has been sent to seven-day police custody. He was produced before a Lucknow court on Saturday. Kuldeep was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Unnao. The development came a few hours after the Uttar Pradesh government handed over the Unnao rape case to the CBI.
An FIR was lodged against the BJP MLA on Thursday under sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abduction of a woman), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The victim and his family members had tried to commit suicide outside the residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The victim’s father was arrested by police on April 5. He died in custody on April 9. The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Sengar and a woman, Shashi Singh, have been named as the accused. The second one pertains to rioting, in which four locals have been booked, and also the alleged killing of the victim’s father in judicial custody. Since the murder charge was added subsequently by the state police, it does not reflect in the CBI FIR. The third case pertains to the allegations against the victim’s father, who was arrested under the Arms Act and put in jail by the police, where he died. According to the post-mortem report, he had suffered serious injuries.
Following this incident, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that our government will not compromise on this issue, howsoever big the criminals may be. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that crimes against women have shamed the country and the culprits won’t be spared.