Unnao rape survivor's lawyer airlifted to Delhi for better treatment


LUCKNOW: The lawyer of the Unnao rape survivor, who suffered critical injuries in a car-truck collision last week, was airlifted to New Delhi on Tuesday.

According to the report from the King George's Medical University (KGMU), where he was undergoing treatment, the lawyer was not on the ventilator but was still in a serious condition and is in "coma".

On Monday, the rape survivor was airlifted through an air ambulance after the Supreme Court order.

The Supreme Court on Monday directed Unnao rape victim to be airlifted from Lucknow to New Delhi for better treatment at AIIMS.

The bench took note of the submissions of lawyer D Ramakrishna Reddy, appearing for the victim.

The lawyer of the family appeared before the bench and said the mother wanted her injured daughter to be shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for better care as she was still critical.

On July 28, a car carrying the 19-year-old woman, who has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of rape, her family and lawyer was hit by a speeding truck in Rae Bareli.

Two members of her family were killed in the accident, while she and her lawyer were critically injured.

According to the report from the hospital authorities, both have multiple fractures and head and rib injuries.

Sengar, a four-time MLA who represents Bangermau in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, was arrested in 2018 in connection with the incident that took place in 2017.

On July 29, an FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others in connection with Unnao rape case victim's accident in Raebareli.

Besides the BJP legislator, his brother Manoj Singh Sengar, Vinod Mishra, Haripal Singh, Naveen Singh, Komal Singh, Arun Singh, Gyandendra Singh, Rinku Singh and Awadhesh Singh have been named in the FIR.

As per the report, an FIR has been registered under the Indian Penal Code's sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), 120b (criminal conspiracy) against 10 named persons, including the BJP MLA, and 15-20 others.


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