Teenager who accused Indian politician of rape is seriously injured in a 'suspicious' car crash

Mail Online | 7/29/2019 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
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A teenager who accused a politician from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party of rape is fighting for life after a car crash which her family say was 'planned'.

The 19-year-old was critically injured after a lorry struck the vehicle on a state highway in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday afternoon.

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She was travelling with her lawyer and two aunts when their car was hit by a truck, leaving her two relatives dead and her advocate critically ill in hospital.

Her family claim the accident was 'planned' in a bid to 'wipe them out' and stop the case going to trial.

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Lat July the teenager accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of kidnapping and raping her for a week.

The alleged victim accused Sengar of assaulting her in June 2017 at his home in Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Police in the notoriously lawless state refused to take action when her family reported the rape.

The woman's family said the crash was a deliberate bid to kill her so the rape case does not go to trial.

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After the road accident the girl's mother accused associates of Sengar of orchestrating the crash and demanded justice.

She told the Times of India: 'It was not an accident but a conspiracy to eliminate all of us. The son of a co-accused in the case, Shahi Singh, and another youth of the village had threatened us. They said that they will deal with us.'

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But state police chief O.P. Singh said the crash 'appears to be purely a road accident'.

He said the truck was speeding, but declined further comment while an investigation went ahead.

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The girl, her lawyer and two members of...
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