Its been two years since the then 17-year-old girl, a minor from Unnao filed an FIR against the BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for raping her. The rape survivor has knocked all possible doors and offices but to no avail. The case made headlines when she along with her family tried self immolate outside UP CM Adityanath residence in 2018.
I was raped. I have been running pillar to post for the last year but no one is listening to me. I want to see all of them arrested, otherwise, I will kill myself. I had even approached the CM to no result. When we lodged an FIR, we were threatened.
Lucknow: A woman & her family allegedly attempted suicide outside CM Residence. Her family alleges the woman was raped by a BJP MLA & his accomplices & no action is being taken. pic.twitter.com/Srl5yQqhXP
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 8, 2018
The CBI lawyer had asked for the case to the adjourned till Friday. But the Supreme court refused to accept the plea. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected Mehta’s contention, saying the CBI director can gather the information of the cases on the telephone and apprise the bench on Thursday.
Faced with massive public outrage, BJP which was trying to discredit the rape survivor and was protecting Kuldeep Sengar has now expelled him since the accident.
In this climate of fear and political clout, We cannot expect much from Political parties, but the Supreme court actions also look like too little too late. If the supreme court had acted a year ago, most of her family would still be alive and she would not be in a hospital with fatal injuries.