CBI records statement of Unnao rape victim in road accident case

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CBI records statement of Unnao rape victim in road accident case

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The CBI has recorded the statement of the Unnao rape victim in connection with the road accident case, in which two of her aunts were killed and she and her lawyer were injured critically.

The rape victim, who was flown from the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here in a critical condition, has shown considerable progress. She has now been moved to the ward, officials said.

After her condition improved, the agency recorded her statement last week, the officials said. The victim, who hails from Unnao, has alleged that Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar had raped her in 2017 when she was still a minor and the CBI is probing case separately. Following the alleged audacious hit from a speeding truck at Gurbakshganj on July 28 and the resultant public outcry, Sengar was expelled from the BJP last month.  The victim’s uncle has alleged the hand of people close to Sengar in the accident. The statement of her lawyer is yet to be recorded as he continues to be undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)in a critical condition, they said.

The lawyer was in the car with the victim when a speeding truck approaching in the wrong direction rammed into it in Gurubakshganj in Rae Bareli, about 60 kilometers from state capital Lucknow, leading to the fatalities and injuries to the occupants.  

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