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After life sentence, Kuldeep Sengar cries inside courtroom with daughter, sister

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar broke down in the courtroom at Tis Hazari District Court complex after he was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday in the 2017 Unnao rape case.  

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: December 20, 2019 15:19 IST
Kuldeep Sengar/File Image
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Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar burst into tears in the courtroom at Tis Hazari District Court complex on Friday after he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the 2017 Unnao rape case. Sengar was crying along with his daughter and sister. 

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma imposed an exemplary fine of Rs 25 lakh in the case which has to be paid within a month. "This court does not find any mitigating circumstance. Sengar was public servant and betrayed people's faith," the judge said while declining the plea for lenient approach in sentencing him.

The court also said the conduct of Sengar was to intimidate the rape survivor. It also directed that the rape survivor be paid an additional Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the mother of the victim.

The court had on Monday convicted Sengar for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act for offence by a public servant committing penetrative sexual assault against a child after holding the victim to be a minor. The MLA was also seen crying after the judge had held him guilty on Monday.

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