Delhi court writes to UP government on relocation measures after CBI says highest threat level to Unnao rape victim

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A Delhi court has written to Uttar Pradesh government asking for possible steps that can be taken to relocate the Unnao rape victim to a safer place within or in the neighbouring states. This was after the CBI informed the court that the Unnao rape victim faced the highest threat level. The victim is currently being treated at AIIMS in Delhi after her car was hit in Uttar Pradesh on 28 July allegedly at the behest of her tormentor, BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar. Both the victim and her lawyer were critically injured and continue to be treated at AIIMS. Both her aunts had died on the spot in the accident.

Unnao rape victim
PTI

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma, according to a report by PTI, said, “Let a notice be issued to the Chief Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, to file a report in order to appraise the court as to what possible measures can be taken at their end to relocate the woman and her family members comprising of her mother and two young sisters and brother to a safe place in the state of Uttar Pradesh or elsewhere in the neighbouring state, with some financial support to the family.”

Kuldeep Sengar, who’s in jail, has denied his role in the accident of the rape victim’s car. On 1 August, the Supreme Court transferred the cases connected with the Unnao rape to Delhi and ordered the trial to be completed in 45 days.

The Unnao rape case was transferred to Delhi at the direction of the Supreme Court after the road accident of the rape victim shocked the country last month. The court had earlier framed charges against Sengar and co-accused Shashi Singh for allegedly kidnapping and raping her in 2017 when she was a minor.

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