UP Government Hands Over Unnao Rape Victim’s Accident Probe To CBI; BJP MLA One Of The Accused

People protest against the Kathua and Unnao rape cases in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government in a late night decision on Monday (29 July) sent a formal request to the Union Government for the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) probe into the case of Rae Bareli accident suffered by the survivor of the Unnao rape case and her family members, reports The Hindu.

Ahead of the state government's decision to hand over the case to CBI, an FIR was also registered against jailed BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar who is facing the charges of gang rape.

The FIR was filed for criminal conspiracy and murder in connection with the accident in Raebareli in which the the rape victim and her lawyer suffered serious injuries while her two aunts succumbed to the injuries after a truck rammed into the car they were travelling in.

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The FIR also mentions nine other persons including MLA Sengar's brother Manoj, his aides, and 15-20 other unidentified persons. The FIR against Sengar was lodged at the Gurbakshganj police station in Rae Bareli on a complaint from the survivor’s uncle.

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