Uttar Pradesh MP Cleared Of Rape Year After Woman Set Herself On Fire
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Uttar Pradesh MP Cleared Of Rape Year After Woman Set Herself On Fire

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August 6, 2022

Uttar Pradesh parliamentarian Atul Rai, in jail since 2019, was today acquitted of a rape charge by a court in Varanasi. He will however not be released from prison because of other pending cases against him.


New Delhi, 06 August 2022

As per news report of NDTV,Atul Rai was elected to the Lok Sabha MP from Ghosi in the eastern part of the state on a Bahujan Samaj Party ticket. He had surrendered after winning the 2019 national election. A 24-year-old woman from eastern Uttar Pradesh had accused Atul Rai of rape in 2019. In her complaint to the police, the woman said Atul Rai had raped her in 2018 at his Varanasi residence. She died in a Delhi hospital in August last year, a week after she and her male friend set themselves afire outside the Supreme Court.  The woman's friend also died of burn injuries The woman and her friend did a Facebook Live video before setting themselves on fire.

Source - NDTV

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