A teenage girl, who had accused Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of rape last year, was critically injured on Sunday when her car was hit by a truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district, NDTV reported. The girl and her lawyer are in a serious condition, while her mother and aunt have died.
“The incident took place on the road that connects Rae Bareli to the Fatehpur district. All four people in the car got seriously injured, they were taken to a hospital after the accident and there was no conspiracy based on initial reports” Sunil Kumar Singh, chief of the district police, said.
An official said that the injured are undergoing treatment at Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University. He added that the Congress has demanded a CBI probe into the matter, even as a team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) arrived at the site of the accident to carry out an inspection.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar was arrested on April 13, 2018, after the girl accused him of raping her on June 2017, when she visited his home to ask for a job. The complainant accused the police of not taking any action when she approached them after the alleged incident.
The girl, who was then 16 years old, and her mother, had attempted self-immolation outside the house of Chief Minister Adityanath on April 8 after lack of action in the case.