In a shocking revelation in the Unnao rape case, visuals have emerged confirming that the 16-year-old victim’s father, who died on Monday, was tortured before being sent to judicial custody.
The visuals show the victim’s father on a stretcher after being thrashed brutally allegedly by Atul Singh Sengar, the brother of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, and his aides. Atul was arrested by police on Tuesday in connection with the case.
The deceased Pappu Singh was being forced to withdraw the case against the MLA. Upon refusing, he was picked up by the police late Sunday night and was allegedly roughed up by Atul Singh and his aides in custody.
Meanwhile, the UP Police today said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has ben formed to probe the case, adding that guilty won't be spared.
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Addressing a press conference, the Uttar Pradesh Police said that it will be premature to get on to any conclusion and the SIT will bring forward the culprits. The police added that nobody has been given a clean chit in the case.
Pappu Singh was rushed to the district hospital with 18 wounds and gashes, abdominal pain and vomiting. He died soon thereafter.
The incident triggered a political storm and public outrage in the state, forcing the police to suspended six officials, including a station house officer (SHO) and five constables.
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A magisterial probe has also been ordered by the district administration.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also asked Additional Director General of Police (Lucknow) Rajeev Krishna to investigate the matter and has promised stern action against all perpetrators.
He also on Monday that no one, however mighty they may be, will be spared in this case.
Watch Video: New visuals confirm father of Unnao rape victim was brutally tortured before being sent to jail