A day after the death of Unnao gang-rape survivor’s father in judicial custody, the Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday arrested Atul Sengar, the brother of main accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
The police, however, was yet to arrest the main accused Kuldeep Singh, a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MLA from Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.
Reacting to the arrest, the 18-year-old victim said, “Kuldeep Singh (Sengar) isn't being arrested. I don't know if his brother is arrested. I demand that they be hanged till death. They've made my life miserable.”
“I want justice. They killed my father,” she said.
Uttar Pradesh ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar informed that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been formed to investigate the case and action will be taken against the guilty.
“Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe all allegations related to Unnao matter. The investigation is being done & action will definitely be taken,” Kumar said.
He said that the police had not given clean chit to anyone and the accused BJP MLA will also be questioned.
He said that the father of the victim died due to shock and septicemia caused by peritonitis (caused by leakage or a hole in the intestines) and colon perforation.
“Postmortem report states Cause of death shock & septicemia due to peritonitis & ascending colon perforation,” the officer said.
The arrest came a day after her father, who was arrested on April 5 after an altercation with Atul Sengar, also a co-accused in the gang rape, died while in judicial custody.
The family had accused that he was killed by the BJP MLA and his younger brother Atul Singh Sengar with the help of police.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, terming the incident “unfortunate” had ordered a thorough probe and assured that the guilty won’t be spared.
"It is an unfortunate incident. ADG Lucknow has been asked to probe the matter thoroughly. Those at fault, whoever they might be, will not be spared," Adityanath said.
Early on Sunday, the victim and her family attempted suicide outside Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow after police failed to take any action against the BJP lawmaker and his brothers who allegedly gang-raped her.
“I was raped. I have been running pillar to post for the last one 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,” the victim had said.