Unnao rape case verdcit: Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar sentenced to life imprisonment by Delhi court

Updated: 20 December, 2019 14:36 IST | Agencies | New Delhi

The court had convicted Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Bangarmau, for raping a girl at his residence in Unnao on Monday

This picture has been used for representational purpose only
This picture has been used for representational purpose only

On Friday, a court in Delhi sentenced expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar to life imprisonment. Sengar was convicted for raping a minor in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district in 2017. The Tis Hazari Court of Delhi has also ordered Sengar to pay a compensation of Rs 25 lakhs to the victim.

The court has also directed the CBI to offer the necessary protection to the victim and her family. The court has also asked CBI to provide a safe house to the victim and her family.

On Monday, the court had convicted Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Bangarmau, for raping a girl at his residence in Unnao, where she had gone seeking a job.

The court convicted Sengar under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 5 (c) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, which pertains to penetrative sexual assault committed against a child by a public servant.

While Shashi Singh, the co-accused, who allegedly took the minor to Sengar was afforded the benefit of the doubt and let off by the court.

More details awaited.

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First Published: 20 December, 2019 14:12 IST

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