The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the registration of an FIR against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman in Unnao district and handed over the twin cases of rape and the custodial death of the woman’s father to the CBI
A separate inquiry report has been submitted by DIG (prison) on the conduct of the Unnao jail officials during the detention of the woman’s father. The district magistrate of Unnao has also submitted a report to the state government on lapses on part of the district hospital. Based on the SIT report submitted by ADG Lucknow Zone Rajeev Krishna, the BJP-led state government has decided to suspend D.K. Dwivedi, CMS and Prashant Upadhyay, EMO.
“Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against three for laxity in giving proper medical care to the victim’s father, both prior to judicial custody and on referral from jail to the district hospital while in judicial custody. Circle Officer Safipur, Kunwar Bahadur Singh has been suspended for negligence in handling the repeated complaints given by the victim,” said an official statement.
The state government has also ordered the police to provide adequate security to the woman and her family.