Woman attempts immolation outside UP CM’s house alleging rape by BJP MLA

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New Delhi: Media reports said on Monday that an 18-year-old woman on Sunday tried to immolate herself near Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence at Golf Club gate, alleging that she was raped by a legislator of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The woman alleged that she was raped in June last year by Kuldeep Singh Sengar, the MLA of Unnao district’s Bangermau constituency, around 90 km from Lucknow. She also charged the Unnao police with not taking any action and registering a case on her complaint. Strangely, a case has not been lodged in this regard, said the reports.

Sengar denied the allegations, saying it was a conspiracy to tarnish his image. “It is a conspiracy hatched by my political opponents to damage my image and sink my reputation… I am ready for a probe. Let inquiry be conducted, and the guilty be given the stringent punishment. If I am found guilty, I am ready to face the punishment,” he said.

Meanwhile, the girl’s father, who had been taken into police custody for protesting outside Adityanath’s residence, died on Monday morning.

He was admitted to hospital on Sunday night by police after he complained of abdominal pain and vomiting. He passed away on Monday.