Unnao rape victim's family had written to CJI about threat

New Delhi


Family members of the Unnao rape victim, in a letter to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on July 12 had stated that the kin of accused threatened them to settle case otherwise they would be implicated in false cases.

The victim's mother, sister and aunt alleged they were being constantly threatened by the men of the accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.

They sought action against the kin of accused and lodged a case against them for threatening them. "Accused Shashi Singh's son Naveen Singh, Kuldeep's brother Manoj Singh and Kunnu Mishra along with two others visited the victim's house on July 7," the letter read.

The victim's family stated in the letter they told them that they had bribed the judge and secured the bail for Shashi Singh and Kuldeep Singh.

The letter also said on July 8, Shashi Singh's husband Haripal Singh came to the victim's house and again threatened them. They also attached photograph of Haripal Singh marking his presence at their residence and visual of car to support their complaint.

On Sunday, the rape victim, who had accused Kuldeep Sengar of raping her in 2017, was travelling to Rae Bareli with her lawyer Mahendra Singh and two relatives when a truck hit them.

Both the rape victim and the lawyer have been on life support since the accident while the two other woman in the car, including one who was a witness to the crime, died. IANS