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Unnao survivor to stay at AIIMS hostel for a week

Last updated on: September 25, 2019 23:54 IST

The Unnao rape survivor was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, where she underwent treatment following a car accident, sources said on Wednesday.

The woman was admitted to AIIMS following the accident in Rae Bareli on July 28.

A speeding truck had hit the car in which the rape survivor was travelling with her family members and lawyer.

Two of her aunts were killed, while she and her lawyer were critically injured.

On the Supreme Court's order, her family is under the Central Reserve Police Force security cover.

Following the discharge, she and her family members -- mother, two sisters and a brother -- will stay at the hostel of the AIIMS' Jai Prakash Narayan Trauma Centre for a week on the directions of a Delhi court.

 

SC grants two weeks to CBI to complete probe road accident case

Meanwhile, the SC on Wednesday granted two more weeks to the Central Bureau of Investigation to complete its ongoing probe into the road accident.

A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose was told by the CBI that the lawyer, who is undergoing treatment at the AIIMS, has still not gained consciousness and his statement has not been recorded yet.

The top court, while granting two more weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, said it would hear the case again in October.

The top court had on September 2 said it wanted 'fair and speedy trial' in the case arising out of the rape of the minor, allegedly by Uttar Pradesh MLA and expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kuldeep Singh Sengar in Unnao.

On September 6, the apex court had granted CBI two-week time to complete the investigation into the road accident case.

The top court had earlier directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer, who is undergoing treatment.

On August 1, it had directed Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as an interim compensation.

It had earlier ordered transfer of all the five related cases in the matter to Delhi but later modified its order putting in abeyance shifting of the accident case till the probe was completed.

The modification was done as due to shifting of the case, the local court was facing technical hurdle in passing orders of remand for the accused who are being arrested in course of the probe.

The court had said the order transferring the accident case 'shall remain in abeyance for the period during which the said case remains under investigation, which we have stipulated in the order dated August 1, 2019, to be completed in a maximum period of 15 days, preferably within seven days. The order dated August 1, 2019, is modified accordingly'.

The woman was allegedly raped by Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor. Sengar has denied the allegations.

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