The Supreme Court on Wednesday took cognizance of a letter written by the family of Unnao rape survivor alleging threat to her life.
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will hear the case on Thursday along with a report from the Secretary General of the top court. as to why the July 12 letter written by the rape survivor and her family members was not brought to his knowledge.
Gogoi expressed his displeasure at the fact that a letter was not placed before him. “I was informed about the letter only yesterday. Today from media reports I got to know that the Unnao victim had written to the Supreme Court. The letter is yet to be placed before me.”
“The court will try to do something constructive “amid this highly destructive environment,” said Gogoi.
In the letter to the CJI, the rape victim and her family alleged that some people associated with the accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar were threatening to implicate them in fake cases if they did not settle the case.
On Sunday, the rape victim was travelling to Rae Bareli with her lawyer and two aunts when a truck hit them.
While the rape victim is battling for her life, her lawyer got injured and two of her aunts including one who was a witness to the crime were killed in the accident.
Sengar a four-time BJP legislator was arrested in the rape case in April last year.
An FIR was lodged a day after the accident named Sengar, his brother and eight others.