While reading out the charges under sections of IPC and POCSO Act, District Judge Dharmesh Sharma asked the accused whether they pleaded guilty to the charges or claimed trial, to which they claimed trial in the matter.
The 20-member special team will assist a five-member team in Lucknow which is already probing the case. Six top forensic experts from Central Forensic Sciences Laboratory reached the crime scene on Friday.
The victim’s family demanded that the uncle be released as there is no one else in the family to conduct his wife’s last rites. They said they had sent complaints to CM Yogi Adityanath and PM Narendra Modi about threats they received.
The Unnao rape victim, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of sexually assaulting her in 2017, and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Gurubakshganj area of Rae Bareli on Sunday afternoon.
Massive protests were organised across India recently demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape cases. While chilling details of the chargesheet in the Kathua rape case shook the nation, people were angry with Uttar Pradesh's government's inaction against the accused BJP MLA in Unnao rape case. He was later arrested by the CBI after the case was transferred to it.