New Delhi : A judge reached Delhi’s AIIMS to record the statement of the Unnao rape survivor who was allegedly raped by politician Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a former BJP MLA who is also accused of plotting a car crash that left the survivor in a critical state. The rape accused Kuldeep Sengar was also taken to the hospital “courtroom” set up for the hearing.
The teen rape survivor has been in AIIMS since July after a truck crashed into the car she was travelling in, killing two of her aunts.
Last week, the Delhi High Court had ordered the special court at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in what has been dubbed the Unnao rape case. This would help the rape survivor to testify in hospital, the court said, putting out strict instructions including that she be brought on a stretcher or trolley and placed in a way that she faced the judge during the closed hearing, and that an experienced nurse be by her side. The hospital has also been asked to switch off CCTVs at the hearing.
The top court also granted more time to the CBI to complete its investigation into the July 28 car crash, which, the survivor’s family alleges, was plotted by Sengar to eliminate her and escape the charges.