Supreme Court takes up Unnao rape case today
August 1, 2019
The Supreme Court of India is all set to take up the letter sent by Unnao rape case survivor. India's top court will look into the letter that was sent to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi almost fifteen days before the accident that happened on Sunday. Reportedly, the survivor mentions in the letter that her life is in danger. It marks more relevance now after the car in which she was travelling was rammed by a truck with no number plate. The rape accused BJP leader Kuleep Singh Sengar has already been jailed and the case is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
#SupremeCourt agrees to examine #Unnao rape case on Thursday. CJI asks Secretary General to explain why a letter sent by the victim, apprehending threat, and received on July 17 was not put up for consideration-Ashish Tripathi, Journalist.
On 12 July, Gogoi had asked for a report on the letter. The survivor, who is a teenager had requested for protection from the accused and his associates who constantly harassed her and the family. The case will now be urgently taken up under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO). Gogoi came to know about the letter that was sent to him only after reading news reports about it.
"Justice: lost in translation. "The CJI has asked the Secretary General to go through the letter written in Hindi for preparing a note of it for his perusal," an official of the Supreme Court said", tweeted journalist Shivam Vij.
On Sunday, the survivor, her lawyer and two relatives were travelling in a car to which the truck rammed in killing both her relatives. The survivor and lawyer are in serious condition at the hospital.