Unnao Rape Case Verdict : Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar Found Guilty

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The Unnao rape victim has been finally served justice after the conviction of BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar.

A Delhi court on Monday convicted the expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for kidnapping and rape of a woman in Unnao in 2017. “The victim’s testimony was truthful and unblemished against a powerful person” the court said.

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The court convicted Sengar for rape under Indian Penal Code and POCSO Act for offence of a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child.The offences entail maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

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“I found her statement truthful and unblemished that she was sexually assaulted. She was under threat, worried. She is a village girl, not from a cosmopolitan educated area… Sengar was a powerful person. So she took her time…” the judge said along with the verdict.

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While the judgement was being read out, co-accused Shashi Singh fainted.The court also referred to vendetta against the victim, and said that several cases were filed against her family members after she wrote to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The court pulled up the CBI for the delay in filing chargesheet in the case and said it prolonged the trial against Sengar.

The court said there was nothing wrong with law but its ineffective implementation on the ground level and lack of human approach of officers concerned led to a situation where justice was delayed.

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Vaishnavi Mishra
Vaishnavi is a first year student at Zakir Husain Delhi College. She finds her muse in poetry, and in her head, everything is a piece of art. Apart from her evidently sophisticated interests, she likes cat videos, tumblr posts and procastrinating.

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