16/12/2019 3:17 PM IST | Updated 16/12/2019 3:27 PM IST

Ex-BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar Convicted In Unnao Rape Case

The court acquitted another accused Shashi Singh of all charges

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File image of Kuldeep Singh Sengar from April 14, 2018. 

A Delhi court on Monday convicted former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in the Unnao rape case. The court will hear arguments on quantum of sentence on December 19.

Delhi court acquitted co-accused Shashi Singh of all charges.

Sengar has been accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in 2017 when she was a minor. A four-time BJP MLA from UP’s Bangermau, he was expelled from the BJP in August 2019.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma heard the case on a day-to-day basis from August 5 after it was transferred to Delhi from a court in Lucknow on Supreme Court’s directions.

On July 28 this year, the car of the survivor was hit by a truck and she was severely injured. The woman’s two aunts were killed in the accident and her family had alleged foul play.

The woman’s father, two aunts and one witness to the case have all died under suspicious circumstances since she accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her.

Her father was framed in an arms case, assaulted in custody and died in hospital few days later. 

(With PTI inputs)