A rape case has been been filed against a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh and his six family members. The woman, 40, had first filed a complaint against Bhadohi MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi’s nephew for allegedly raping her on the pretext of marriage. She later added the leader’s name to her complaint, the police said.
The complainant has alleged that in 2017, Ravindra Nath Tripathi and his six accomplices confined her at a hotel for a month and repeatedly raped her, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ram Badan Singh told news agency PTI as saying.
She also claimed that she got pregnant and was forced to undergo abortion, he said.
A probe in this regard was handed over to Assistant Superintendent of Police Ravindra Verma. After he submitted his report, a first information report filed against the seven men.
The officer said the woman’s statement will be recorded before a magistrate and further action will be taken in the matter as per law.