7 years ago, it was this dreadful day when a young woman returning home from the cinemas was brutally raped and murdered on a moving bus. Nirbhaya is still awaiting justice as her culprits continue to live and breath in the jail.
Today, in poetic justice, the rapists of another woman in Unnao finally are found guilty of their atrocious crime. As per reports, on Monday, a Delhi court was scheduled to deliver its judgment in the case of the alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao and deliver they did.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been found guilty of rape and intimidation of minor. He has been convicted by Delhi’s Tis Hazari court. The court has acquitted another accused Shashi Singh of all charges.
The court also criticized the role of CBI, who filed a charge sheet after an entire year of the incident.
The former BJP MLA is convicted under Sections 120 b (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping or inducing a woman and compelling her for marriage), 376 (rape) and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The woman was allegedly raped and kidnapped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor. The case from the start has been riddled with "mysterious" deaths of the girl's kin.
On April 3, 2018, the woman's father was arrested after being allegedly framed in an illegal arms case. A few days later, he died in police custody on April 9.
On July 28, the car in which the woman was traveling in with her family was rammed by a truck, killing her two aunts in the process. The victim's family had alleged foul play.
Kuldeep Sengar is a four-time BJP MLA from UP’s Bangermau, who was only expelled from the party recently in August 2019.
Judge Dharmesh Sharma has been hearing the case on a day-to-day basis from August 5 after the apex court had transferred all five cases registered in connection with the Unnao rape incident from a Lucknow court in Uttar Pradesh to the court in Delhi on August 1, with directions to hold trial on a daily basis and complete it within 45 days.
We hope the law delivers the rapists a punishment befitting their crimes.