BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi, his son among seven 7 booked for raping woman (Photo Credit: File)
A case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi and six others on Wednesday for allegedly raping a woman repeatedly for a month in 2017, police said. The matter came to light after the 40-year-old woman lodged a complaint on February 10, they said.
The complainant has alleged that in 2017, the Bhadohi MLA and his six accomplices kept her at a hotel for a month and repeatedly raped her, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ram Badan Singh said.
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According to police, the woman claimed that she got pregnant and was forced to undergo abortion.
A probe in this regard was handed over to Assistant Superintendent of Police Ravindra Verma. After he submitted his report, an FIR was registered against the seven men at the city police station, the officer added.
Singh said the woman’s statement will be recorded before a magistrate and further action will be taken in the matter as per law.
With PTI Inputs