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Uttar Pradesh govt in a dock after Unnao rape survivor's car accident

Although UP Police was quick to label it 'prime facie' a road accident, the Opposition smelt a rat and demanded a CBI probe in the matter,

Raebareli: People stand near the site of accident in which the Unnao rape survivor was seroiusly injured after the car in which she was travelling collided with a truck, near Raebareli, Sunday, July 28, 2019. The rape survivor, who had accused BJP ML
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People stand near the site of accident in which the Unnao rape survivor was seroiusly injured after the car in which she was travelling collided with a truck, near Raebareli, Sunday, July 28, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Virendra Singh Rawat Lucknow
Around the same time, when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was waxing eloquent on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow for improving law and order and curbing politicisation of government, the rape survivor — in a case involving a ruling BJP legislator — was grievously wounded in a road accident in Rae Bareli district, while her kin were killed.
 
Although UP Police was quick to label it ‘prime facie’ a road accident, the Opposition smelt a rat and demanded a CBI probe in the matter, or that the Supreme Court order an independent investigation.
 
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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 11:37 PM IST

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