Daughter in Law Filed Case Against Ex-BJP MLA For Allegedly Raping Her
Daughter in law filed case against BJP Mla Manoj Shokeen for allegedly raping and threatening her at gun point at his home in Delhi.
A case has been filed against former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen for allegedly raping his daughter in law at gunpoint on the intervening night of 31st December 2018 and 1st January 2019, the police said to NDTV. The FIR filed after when the victim approached Police on Thursday.
It is to be noted that Manoj Shokeen is former two times MLA from Nangloi Assembly seat. According to the police, in her complaint, she 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.
According to NDTV, instead of taking her to their house, her husband took her 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-law’s 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.
According to reports, she further claimed that at around 1.30 am her father-in-law 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 to 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.
Apart from this rape case, the victim mentioned that there was a domestic violence case registered against her in-laws at the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell in the Saket court, which she had filed soon after her marriage in December 2018.
“On July 7 this year in the CAW cell, my mother and father were harassed. An FIR has been filed in the Saket police station in this regard. On Wednesday, when I reached the Saket court regarding the domestic violence case and met the protection officer to record my statement, the concerned protection officer assured me of my and my family’s safety. Following which I narrated my ordeal to the officer and my parents,” the FIR read.
The case has been filed against BJP MLA under section 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),