GUWAHATI: Assam MLA, Nizam Uddin Choudhury, finds himself in a spot of bother after a married woman filed a case against him with the police alleging that he had raped her thrice. The 45-year-old Choudhury, who is from opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), represents the Algapur constituency in southern Assam's Barak Valley.
The woman also lodged a complaint against her husband Sajan Laskar alleging that he had facilitated the rape. She alleged that she was raped twice at her house and once at the circuit house in Hailakandi in May. In the FIR, she alleged she was taken to the circuit house by her husband and that following the incidents, the husband had locked her in the house but she somehow managed to escape and file the case with the police.
Choudhury rubbished the charges terming them as a "cooked up story". "The woman's husband used to take private tuition of my children and that's how I come to know him. The couple got married three months ago but as they quarrelled often, the husband did not sleep at home.
Recently, he spent a few days in my house. So, in order to settle scores with her husband, she cooked up a story, framing me with the charge of rape. This is a political conspiracy to defame me in public. Had it not been so, she would not have waited for two months to file the case," the MLA told TNIE. "Will a sensible man give his wife to sleep with another man? And how can I commit rape on her at her house when she has three-four brothers among other family members? I cannot do at the circuit house either because I am always accompanied by my PSOs (personal security officers). I am in touch with my legal counsel and I will soon take legal recourse," he said. The police said they were probing the charges.