A court in Delhi on Wednesday convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the death of the Unnao rape victims father.
The rape victim’s father had died in judicial custody on April 9, 2018.
District judge Dharmesh Sharma said Sengar had no intention of killing the victim’s father.
“He was beaten in a brutal manner that led to his death,” the judge said.
The woman was kidnapped and raped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor.
The trial, which started on August 5 last year after it was transferred from Unnao to Delhi on the Supreme Courts directions, was carried on a day-to-day basis.
The apex court, taking cognisance of the rape survivors letter written to the then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, had on August 1 last year transferred all five cases registered in connection with the Unnao rape incident from a Lucknow court in Uttar Pradesh to the court in Delhi with directions to hold trial on a daily basis and completing it within 45-days.