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The strongman from Unnao's Bangarmau, from where he won in the 2017 legislative elections, Sengar is also accused of conspiring to kill the victim's father, who died of injuries after he was beaten brutally in police custody by Sengar's brother and some aides. As per a report in the Times of India, the police will now match the call records of the accused and the victim and try to ascertain their locations at the time of calls.

He was arrested the same day after the Allahabad High Court ordered said that Sengar was "influencing" the law and order machinery after pulling up the state government a day before for the delay in action against the lawmaker. After being criticised for allegedly tampering the evidence in Unnao rape case, the links between the Jhansi police and the criminals have recently drawn the attention of the media.

The nabbed person has been identified as Shashi Singh. The Unnao case, and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua have sparked massive outrage across the country, with people demanding justice for the victims and safety of women. The Yogi government had lodged a case of rape against Sengar but decided against arresting him, saying that a decision on taking him into custody will be taken by the CBI. A senior CBI official said the MLA from Bangarmau in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district was taken from a house in Lucknow's Indira Nagar area to the agency's office in Hazratganj around 4 am on Saturday. According to victim's family, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard while Kuldeep Singh was raping the girl.

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Two state ministers from Modi's BJP resigned for attending a rally by local Hindu groups in defence of the accused.

Jailed rape-accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Senger's goons are reportedly "terrorising" the victim's family members and have asked them to leave the village.

The uncle said that his nephew had been missing for the past four days and apprehended that his life might be in danger.

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