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Unnao rape: Kuldeep Sengar charged with kidnap and rape of minor

Under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, aggravated sexual assault could attrach the death penalty

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 9.08.19, 2:01 PM
  • Updated 9.08.19, 2:01 PM
Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Lucknow on April 14, 2018.
Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Lucknow on April 14, 2018. (PTI)

A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a minor in Unnao in 2017.

The court has framed charges under Sections 120 b (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping or inducing a woman to compel for marriage), 376 (rape) and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. 

In cases of aggravated sexual assualt on children, a convicted person may get the death penalty.

District judge Dharmesh Sharma also framed charges against Sengar's accomplice Shashi Singh for allegedly kidnapping the girl, who is now admitted to AIIMS, Delhi. 

The CBI had on Thursday told the court that Sengar and his brother assaulted the father of the girl and framed him in an Arms Act case, in collusion with three state police officials and five others.

The agency had submitted that the MLA and his "accomplices" got lodged an FIR, accusing the rape survivor's father of possessing a country-made pistol and four live cartridges.

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