New Delhi: After the cross-examination of Unnao rape victim‘s mother in the case, the victim’s sister will be cross-examined by the counsel of the accused on October 9, stated news agency ANI on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, in a special hearing in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, the cross-examination of the victim’s mother took place. Since the counsel of the accused was not available on Saturday, the matter has been listed for next week.
In the month of August, the Unnao rape survivor was airlifted from Lucknow and admitted at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Care for better medical treatment as per the apex court order. She was severely injured after a truck rammed into the car she was travelling in with some family members and her lawyer. The accident claimed the lives of two of her aunts.
On October 3, the CBI charge-sheeted three accused in a case of the alleged gang rape of Unnao rape survivor on 11 June 2017. They are Naresh Tiwari, Brijesh Yadav Singh and Shubham Singh. Currently, all the three accused are out on bail. It must be noted that the chargesheet in the gang rape case was filed before District Judge Dharmesh Sharmaa and the case has been posted for hearing on October 10.
In a separate incident on 4 June 2017, the minor girl was allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence. Therefore, after the road accident, the victim’s family had blamed Sengar of plotting to kill her. Rejecting the allegations, Sengar said that a ‘political conspiracy’ has been hatched by his opponents to frame him. “I would also pray to God that both the advocate and the pidhitaa (Unnao rape survivor) recover fully,” Sengar was quoted by a report as saying.