Chronology of events in Unnao rape case

Chronology of events in Unnao rape case

Expelled BJP leader and Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

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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