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Unnao rape victim’s uncle gets one-day parole for wife’s cremation

Justice Mohammad F A Khan directed officials to bring Mahesh Singh back to the jail by the evening after the cremation. Singh's appeal against his conviction in a criminal case is pending in the high court.

Unnao rape victim's uncle gets one-day parole for wife's cremation UP Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh comes out of the KGMC Hospital after visiting the Unnao rape victim, in Lucknow, Monday, July 29, 2019. (PTI Photo)

The Allahabad High Court Tuesday granted one-day parole to Unnao rape survivor’s uncle Mahesh Singh to attend the last rites of his wife who was killed in a road accident on Sunday. The Lucknow bench of the high court directed the jail superintendent and district authorities to ensure that Singh is taken for the cremation at Gangaghat in tight security.

The court directed senior registrar of the high court to communicate the copy of the order to jail and district authorities immediately for compliance. Justice Mohammad F A Khan directed officials to bring Singh back to the jail by the evening after the cremation. Singh’s appeal against his conviction in a criminal case is pending in the high court.

The rape survivor’s family members sat on a dharna outside the hospital where she is undergoing treatment, demanding parole to her uncle. The Unnao rape survivor’s family filed a complaint alleging “conspiracy” behind the Sunday’s car crash.

Jailed BJP MLA Sengar and nine others were booked for murder on Monday, a day after the car in which the 19-year old rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by a speeding truck in Rae Bareli, killing two members and leaving her and the advocate critically injured.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has recommended a CBI probe into the road accident.

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The woman belonging to Makhi police station area in Unnao had alleged that Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the UP Assembly, raped her teenage daughter at his residence in 2017.

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Unnao rape victim's uncle gets one-day parole for wife's cremation The car in which the victim was travelling in after the accident. (Express Photo: Gajendra Yadav)

The case had come to light after the victim allegedly attempted self-immolation outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence.

Sengar, who is an accused in the rape case, was arrested on April 13 last year.

First published on: 30-07-2019 at 02:25:29 pm
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