Delhi Police Books Ex-BJP MLA Shokeen for Raping Daughter-in-Law

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Former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen who victimised her daughter-in-law and threatened her. — Photo: khaskhabar.com

A case has been registered against the former BJP leader under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

Caravan News

NEW DELHI — Former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen from Nangloi has been booked for allegedly raping and threatening his daughter-in-law at gunpoint on the intervening night of December 31, 2018 and January 1, police said on Thursday.

The victim reportedly approached the police, after almost eight months of the incident, on Thursday following which an FIR was registered against Shokeen, the former two-time MLA from Nangloi Assembly seat.

According to the police, the victim in her complaint has alleged 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.

“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-laws 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,” the FIR read.

The police said that she further claimed that at around 1.30 a.m. her father-in-law Shokeen asked her to open the door as he wanted to talk to her.

“After he entered the room, he started touching me inappropriately. Following which I asked him 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 FIR added.

A case has been registered against the former BJP leader under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

Police have initiated a probe in this case and “appropriate action will be taken,” said Seju P. Kuruvilla, Deputy commissioner of police (Outer).

(With inputs from IANS)

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