Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday took a dig at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for allowing BJP MLA and rape accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar to be an active member of the party. Owaisi attacked the party saying while it was showing concern to Muslim women on the triple talaq issue, but it failed to protect a rape survivor.
Owaisi said that he was not surprised with the accident as the rape survivor had already expressed threat to her her life and liberty. The minor girl had said that she does not trust police and demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.
Owaisi said that the road accident was an attempt to silence the voice of the rape survivor.
The rape survivor, her paternal and maternal aunts along with their advocate had an accident while on their way to meet her uncle, who is lodged in Rae Bareli jail on Monday.
The survivor’s mother belonging to Makhi police station area in Unnao had alleged that Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the UP Assembly, raped her teenage daughter at his residence in 2017.
The case had come to light after the survivor allegedly attempted self-immolation outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence.
Her father died after being allegedly beaten up in police custody.
Sengar, who is an accused in the rape case, was arrested on April 13 last year.