Kanpur: When the key witness of the Unnao rape case, Yunus, died last week, the survivor’s family demanded an autopsy to know the reason for his death before he gets exhumed.
He was a witness in the assault case where the victim’s father was assaulted and later succumbed to injuries on April 9’2018 under the custody of Maki police station.
Speaking to TOI, Maki police station SHO said that Yunus died due to illness, while the survivor’s uncle alleged that he might have been poisoned and hence sought his family’s permission to get the autopsy done.
Considering that the accused of the rape case, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his men have been wanting to weaken the case and Yunus dying all of a sudden, he thought the two could be probably linked.
According to the reports, “I met Unnao SP Harish Kumar and submitted my application with him. I requested him to exhume the body and get the post-mortem done since he was the main witness in the assault case and it is beyond understanding how did he die all of a sudden,” survivor’s uncle said.
“How did Yunus die all of a sudden? He was absolutely well a day before his death on August 18. Also, he was buried hurriedly. Why this haste?” he questioned.
Yunus’ neighbours told that he owned a small grocery shop and was rushed to the district hospital after getting ill on August 18’2018. He passed away on the way and his family buried him on the same day without informing the police.