New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday conducted raids in more than 15 locations, including the residences of expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao rape survivor’s accident. The development comes a day after the probe agency questioned Sengar at Sitapur jail, where he has been lodged for over a year. 
“The CBI is conducting searches in Lucknow, Unnao, Banda and Fatehpur, at some locations in the premises of the accused and others in the case. Investigation is continuing,” the probe agency said in a statement. According to CBI sources in Lucknow, the agency had also collected the details of people who met Sengar in the prison.

Meanwhile the Unnao rape victim, who was seriously injured in a car accident on July 28, has developed pneumonia, doctors treating her at a hospital in Lucknow said on Saturday. The victim and her lawyer were admitted in the ICU of the neuro trauma ward on the fourth floor of the KGMU Trauma Centre after their car had a collision with a truck last week. A separate probe into the accident is going on.

King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Trauma Centre in-charge Dr Sandeep Tiwari said that the 19-year-old girl is on ventilator or life support system since the last six days and has now developed pneumonia. A team of doctors is keeping her under continuous observation. “Any patient who is kept on ventilator for several days starts showing symptoms of pneumonia. This is why she developed pneumonia. Her condition remains the same as before,” Dr Tiwari said.

The KGMU spokesperson said the victim has several fractures. Her state of unconsciousness could be due to excessive bleeding and a possible internal injury to her head. Doctors of the neuro department are also treating her.

The right side of her body has been affected as she has sustained fractures in her jaw, ribs and thigh. Her broken thighbone has been plastered, he said. Doctors said her lawyer Mahendra Singh’s condition has shown some improvement and he has been taken off the ventilator completely.