Unnao rape: Kuldeep Sengar gets 10 years in jail for death of victim's father

Unnao rape: Kuldeep Sengar gets 10 years in jail for death of victim's father

Expelled BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been sentenced to ten years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh in connection with the death of the Unnao rape victim's father.

All other convicts have also been given 10-year jail terms.

Kuldeep Sengar has denied involvement in the man's death.

He's already been jailed for life for raping the Unnao victim in 2017, when she was a minor.

Last week, a Delhi court convicted him and seven others of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in connection with the father's death in judicial custody.

The court said the evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused conspired to foist a false case on him by planting a country-made gun and four cartridges.

It said the accused didn't intend to kill him, but beat him "in a brutal manner that led to his death".

The judge said it was common knowledge that when the police hit, "they hit in a brutal manner", and that doctors at the district hospital were "negligent" and "acted like butchers".