Ex-BJP MLA booked for raping daughter-in-law by Delhi Police: Former BJP MLA has been booked by the Delhi Police on Saturday for allegedly raping and threatening his daughter-in-law at gunpoint on the intervening night of December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019.
The police have been approached by the victim on Thursday following which an FIR was registered against the former two-time MLA by the police.
According to the police, the victim in her complaint has complained that on December 31, 2018, she left her maternal home along with her husband, brother, and a cousin and were going to her in-laws home in Meera Bagh area. But instead of taking her to their house, her husband took her to a hotel in Paschim Vihar area.
As per the FIR, “When we reached the hotel, some of my relatives were already present there to celebrate New Year’s Eve. After the party, we went to my in-law’s house at Meera Bagh at around 12.30 a.m. on January 1. My husband went out with his friends while I went to sleep.”
According to the police, she further claimed that at around 1.30 a.m. her father-in-law asked her to open the door by saying that he wanted to talk to her.
The FIR further added, “After he entered the room, he started touching me inappropriately. Following which I asked him to go off to sleep as he was drunk. However, he took out his gun, slapped me and threatened to kill my brother when I tried to raise an alarm. He then overpowered me and raped me. Initially, in order to save the marriage and my brother, I stopped myself from filing a complaint against him.”
The victim also mentioned that there was already a domestic violence case registered against her in-laws filed by her soon after her marriage in December 2018, at the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell in the Saket court.
The FIR also read, “On July 7 this year in the CAW cell, my mother and father were harassed. An FIR has been filed in the Saket police station in this regard. On Wednesday, when I reached the Saket court regarding the domestic violence case and met the protection officer to record my statement, the concerned protection officer assured me of myself and my family’s safety. Following which I narrated my ordeal to the officer and my parents.”
According to the police, a case has been registered under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Seju P. Kuruvilla, Deputy commissioner of police (Outer) said, “We been initiated a probe in this case and appropriate action will be taken.”