Rahul Gandhi Says 'Don't Ask Questions if a BJP MLA is Accused of Having Raped You'
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New Delhi, July 29: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said Indian women should not ask questions if a BJP legislator is accused of rape. "Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao. A new special education bulletin for Indian women. Don't ask questions if a BJP MLA is accused of having raped you," Gandhi tweeted citing a media report about the road accident of Unnao rape case victim. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is the prime accused in the rape case of the minor girl. He is a BJP MLA from Bangarmau in Unnao and was arrested by the CBI in April last year. Sonia Gandhi Mourns Jaipal Reddy's Demise, Says 'He Always Held People's Interests Close to His Heart'.

The victim's accident happened yesterday when she was on her way to Rai Bareilly from Unnao. The vehicle in which she, her two aunts and lawyer, were travelling, collided with a truck. The victim is out of danger now, Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh told media persons. He added that the two women, travelling in her car, have passed away, while her counsel is in critical condition. The top cop said that if the family of the victim demands a CBI inquiry into the case, the state government will hand it over to the investigating agency.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed a charge sheet against Sengar in July last year and booked him under Sections 120B, 363, 366, 376(1), 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and also under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) Act.

The teen was allegedly raped by the BJP MLA at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017, where she had gone to seek a job.When the kin of the victim complained, her father was booked by the police under the Arms Act on April 3, 2018, and put in jail after two days. He later died in the hospital and his post-mortem examination report revealed serious injuries to his body.