Unnao Rape Case accused Kuldeep Sengar gets life Imprisonment

Unnao Rape Case accused Kuldeep Sengar gets life Imprisonment

 

A Delhi court awarded life imprisonment to former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Friday for raping a woman in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, in 2017. The four-time expelled BJP legislator will remain in jail for the remainder of his life.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh in the case and also directed the rape survivor be paid Rs 10 lakh as compensation.

The court had on Monday convicted Sengar for rape under the Indian Penal Code and the POCSO Act. 

The co-accused Shashi Singh, who allegedly took the minor to Sengar, has been acquitted on "benefit of the doubt".

The case was heard on a day-to-day basis  at Delhi's Tis Hazari court after it was transferred to Delhi from a Lucknow court on the Supreme Court's directions.