New Delhi: Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of the father of a woman he raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao in 2017. Kuldeep Singh Sengar is already serving a life term for the rape, a sentence handed down in December last year.
In the long-awaited verdict to the rape case — that shocked the nation and included an alleged assassination attempt reportedly orchestrated by Kuldeep Sengar while he was behind bars — the judge praised the rape survivor for “fighting against a powerful person” and slammed the foisting of false cases against her family. The judge also questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over delays in filing a chargesheet.
Kuldeep Sengar, a four-time BJP MLA from Bangermau in Unnao district, was expelled from the party in August 2019. Apart from the rape case, he is being tried in four other cases — framing of the rape survivor’s father in illegal firearms case, his death in judicial custody, conspiracy of Sengar with others in the accident case and the separate gang rape case of the survivor by three others.