New Delhi, December 20
Following is the chronology of events in the sensational Unnao rape case, in which a Delhi court on Friday sentenced expelled BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2017.
Jun 4, 2017: The 17-year-old girl allegedly raped by BJP MLA Sengar.
Apr 3, 2018: Rape survivor’s father beaten up by some persons and arrested in a false case of illegal arms allegedly at the behest of Sengar and 10 others.
Apr 8: Rape survivor tries to immolate herself outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s official residence, alleging police inaction.
Apr 9: Rape survivor’s father dies in custody.
Apr 10: Allahabad High Court transfers rape case to CBI.
Apr 13: Sengar arrested.
Jul 11: CBI files chargesheet in rape case.
Jul 17, 2019: Rape survivor, her family write letter to CJI Ranjan Gogoi, expressing threat and danger to their lives allegedly from Sengar and his men.
Jul 28: Over-speeding truck rams into a car in which rape survivor, her family and lawyer were travelling, killing two of her aunts, leaving her and the advocate critically injured.
Jul 29: FIR registered at the Gurubuxganj police station in Raebareli against Sengar and nine others in connection with the road accident.
Jul 30: Rape survivor’s letter to the CJI comes to light.
Jul 31: Supreme Court takes cognisance of the letter, seeks report from its secretary general on the delay in placing it before the bench.
Aug 1: SC transfers five cases related to the rape case to Delhi, directs the trial court to complete the trial in 45 days.
Aug 5: Day-to-day trial commences at the Tis Hazari court here.
Rape survivor airlifted to Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi from King George’s Medical College in Lucknow.
Aug 9: Court frames charge against Sengar and female co-accused Shashi Singh in the rape case.
Sep 11: Special temporary court set up at AIIMS to record the statement of the rape survivor.
Sep 25: Rape survivor discharged from AIIMS.
Dec 6: Rape survivor shifts to rented accommodation in Delhi arranged by the Delhi Commission for Women on the trial court’s order.
Dec 10: Court reserves judgment.
Dec 16: Delhi court convicts Sengar for raping minor girl. Acquits co-accused Shashi Singh.
Dec 20: Sengar sentenced to life imprisonment by court, a fine of Rs 25 lakh imposed on him. PTI
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