Unnao, Oct 28 A host of BJP leaders attended the cremation of former BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar’s brother Manoj Sengar here. Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and rape accused Kuldeep Sengar and his brother Atul Sengar have been granted a 72-hour parole to attend the cremation of their younger sibling Manoj Sengar who died in Delhi.
Among those who attended the cremetion on Monday were BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP legislators Pankaj Gupta, Bambalal Diwaker, Anil Singh, Abhijit Singh Sanga and other party leaders from the district.
It is noteworthy that Kuldeep Sengar was expelled from the BJP in August this year after he was blamed for the accident of the rape survivor in Rae Bareli.
The victim, now 19 years old, was allegedly raped by Sengar on June 4, 2017, when she was a minor but her attempts to file a case did not materialise. Her father was arrested on alleged false charges levelled by the family of Sengar. She had attempted self-immolation in front of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence to get the probe going in her case last year. Next day, her father was allegedly assaulted inside the prison and he died of the injuries.
The news grabbed headlines following which the Allahabad High Court took suo motu cognisance of the case and handed over the matter to the CBI, which filed a chargesheet against Sengar in July last year. He was arrested on April 13 last year in connection with the rape case.
A four-term MLA, Sengar, who represents Bangarmau in the UP Assembly, is considered an influential Thakur leader in the region.
He has been in jail since April last year in the rape case while his brother Atul Sengar is in jail on charges of the murder of the rape victim’s father.
Sengar, who had got 72 hour parole from the court, was brought to Unnao from Delhi in police security and taken to the Periyar Ghat where the cremation as held.
His younger brother, Atul Sengar, who also came on parole, performed the last rites.
A huge crowd, comprising supporter of Sengar attended the cremation and the police had a tough time controlling the crowd.