Unnao, Oct 28 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.
Kuldeep Sengar will be brought to Unnao from Delhi on Monday for the cremation. Atul Sengar, who is lodged in the Lucknow jail, will also be taken to Unnao.
Family sources said that the cremation will take place in the afternoon.
Manoj Sengar had been living in Delhi and was taking care of the cases against Kuldeep Sengar. He was a co-accused in the accident case of July 28 in Rae Bareli in which the rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured while two female relatives were killed.
Manoj was a devotee of Ravan and greeted everyone with ‘Jai Lankesh’. He also wore a large pendent of Ravan.
He was taking care of the family after the two brothers were sent to jail in April last year. Kuldeep Sengar was jailed in a rape case while Atul Sengar was sent to jail for murder after he beat up the rape survivor’s father in custody and the latter died.
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.