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Former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen booked by Delhi police for allegedly raping, threatening daughter-in-law

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 August 2019, 16:54 IST

Former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen has been booked by Delhi Police for allegedly raping and threatening his daughter-in-law.

As per Police, the ex-BJP MLA committed this heinous crime at gunpoint on December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

The victim has approached the Police on Thursday and lodged a complaint against her father-in-law, who is the former two-time MLA from Nangloi Assembly seat. Police have registered FIR against Shokeen.

As per the police, the victim alleged that on 31st December 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 areas.

Instead of taking her to in-laws home, victim’s husband took her to a hotel in Paschim Vihar area.

As per the FIR, “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,” HT reported.

The victim further claimed that at around 1:30 am Shokeen asked her to open the door as he wanted to talk to her.

She further added that after entering the room, former BJP MLA started touching her inappropriately. On which, she asked him to go sleep as he was highly intoxicated. Instead of listening to her, Shokeen took out his gun, slapped her and also threatened her to kill her brother when she tried to raise her voice.

“He then overpowered me and raped me. Initially, to save the marriage and my brother, I stopped myself from filing a complaint against him,” the victim told the police.

Shokeen’s daughter-in-law also stated that there was already a domestic violence case registered against her in-laws at the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell in the Saket court, which she filed soon after her marriage in December 2018.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against Shokeen under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.

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First published: 10 August 2019, 16:36 IST
 
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