BJP leader, three others charged for abducting and violating 20-year-old in MP

Bhopal: In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink liquor and then gangraped by four persons, including a BJP leader, in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district.

The ruling party later in the evening issued a statement that the accused office-bearer had been removed from its primary membership.

“The accused have been identified as BJP’s Jaitpur mandal president Vijay Tripathi, a school teacher Rajesh Shukla, and two locals, Munna Singh and Monu Maharaj. They abducted the woman on February 18 from near her house and forced her to drink liquor in a farmhouse in Gadaghat area under Jaitpur police station limits. The accused raped her for two days and then dumped off the car near her house on Saturday night,” said Superintendent of Police, Shahdol, Awadesh Goswami.

“An FIR has been registered against all four accused under sections 363 (abduction) and 376 (d) (gang rape). Police are investigating the matter and trying to nab the accused,” he added.

The victim filed a police complaint on Sunday. She was first taken to Jaitpur health centre and then shifted to the district hospital for treatment.

According to her brother-in-law, the woman was found at 10 pm on Saturday near the house and the police registered the FIR around 4 pm on Sunday, after the matter caught the media attention.

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