BSP MP Dhananjay Singh now booked for rape
By IANS | Published: 14th November 2013 05:33 PM |
After being arrested in connection with the torture and murder of his maid-servant, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh has been booked for raping a 42-year-old married woman, police said Thursday.
Dhananjay was booked under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the woman filed a complaint at east Delhi's Pandav Nagar police station Wednesday evening, claiming that the MP raped her at gunpoint.
"The woman, a government employee, alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Dhananjay at her house when her husband invited the MP for dinner between 2005 and 2009," said a police officer.
According to the police, the woman did not come forward at that time because she was threatened by the MP with dire consequence if she reported the matter to anyone.
The MP and his wife Jagriti Singh are currently in judicial custody after being arrested Nov 5 in connection with the torture-death of their domestic help, Rakhi, and for torturing another servant Rampal, 17.
Dhananjay, who represents Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was booked for destruction of evidence and violating the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act. Jagriti, a dentist at a government hospital, has been booked for murder, attempt to murder and for violating the Juvenile Justice Act.