BJP MLA in Rajasthan rapes woman

Jaipur (Rajasthan, India), November 19 (KMS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) has raped a woman in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

A case of rape has been filed by a 37-year-old woman against a BJP MLA in Udaipur district of the state, police said.

This is the second rape case against Pratap Bheel, the MLA from the Gogunda Assembly constituency, in 10 months. Earlier, another woman had got a complaint of rape lodged against him at the Sukher police station.

“A rape case has been registered against the Gogunda MLA,” Udaipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar told media men, adding that the woman submitted a written complaint to him, following which the case was lodged at the Ambamata police station.

As per the police, the woman in her complaint stated that she came in contact with the MLA while looking for a job. She added that Pratap Bheel raped her after assuring her that he would help her get a job and promising to marry her. The woman approached the Udaipur SP through a lawyer. The investigation in both the rape cases against Pratap Bheel is being conducted by the Crime Investigation Department (CID), police said.