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Unnao victim won't be lifted to Delhi, still on life-support

Unnao victim won't be lifted to Delhi, still on life-support

| @indiablooms | 02 Aug 2019, 08:13 am

Lucknow, Aug 2 (IBNS): The teenage girl, who was allegedly raped by expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Sengar and met with an accident on last Sunday, will not be lifted to Delhi for treatment, the victim's family told the Supreme Court on Friday, media reports said.

The Supreme Court had left it to the victim's family to decide on whether she would be lifted from Lucknow to Delhi.

The victim, who was a minor when she was raped, is still on life-support but in a stable condition.

The survivor and a lawyer were critically injured while her mother and aunt were killed on Sunday when their car was hit by a truck at Sultanpur Khera roundabout in the district. The lawyer has now been kept without life-support.

Police here said that the victims were going on a car to meet their relative at Rae Bareli jail when it was hit by a truck coming from opposite direction under Gurubakshganj police station area on Rae Bareli-Banda highway.

The people in the car were going to Rae Bareli jail, where the gang rape victim's uncle is lodged.

Supreme Court's direction to CBI

Taking cognizance of the Unnao rape incident, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a shifting of all five cases related to the crime from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi and also ordered the Yogi Adityanath government to pay an interim compensation of Rs. 25 lakh to the victim.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, who had summoned the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers at noon, asked for the completion of the trial, which will have to be carried out on a daily basis, within 45 days since its commencement. The top court has directed the CBI to probe within seven days the accident which took place on Sunday.

Consequently, the hearing started on Friday.

It was the accident which brought the case back to limelight causing a huge uproar across the nation for last four days promoting the BJP to expel its accused Sengar on Thursday, two years after the crime was committed. Sengar's brother is also an accused in the case.

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