Woman claims rape inside BJP office in MP
Dec 28, 2012, 02.13AM IST TNN[ Suchandana Gupta ]
The accused allegedly told the victim that she could surf the internet at the BJP office in Paraswara. On November 17, the accused took the victim in the party office in the afternoon, locked the door and allegedly raped her, police said.
The victim told police she kept mum about the incident fearing social boycott of her family. The accused continued to make lewd calls and blackmailed her. She finally told her family about the incident on Wednesday night after which she was brought to the Paraswara police station on Thursday morning.
SP Sachin Atulkar said: “She has formally lodged a complaint and we immediately arrested the accused. We have recorded her statement and verifying the facts of the case. She has said the rape occurred inside the BJP office. We have sent the girl for a medical examination.”
Police said a case under Section 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC was registered against the accused.
The Paraswara MLA from the BJP couldn’t be contacted. Local BJP leaders said they were not aware of the case. MP home minister Uma Shankar Gupta who was on a one-day visit to the same district refused to make comment.