Started on 2018-04-27 14:05:56 by FactHunt Admin
The Unnao rape case refers to the alleged rape of an 17 year old girl on 4 June 2017. The main accused is Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The case is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The rape survivor attempted to immolate herself in front of the residence of Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, on 8 April 2018. Her father died in judicial custody shortly afterwards. These incidents led to the rape being widely reported in the national media. The Unnao rape case and the Kathua rape case received national attention during the same period, leading to joint protests seeking justice for both victims.