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Woman alleges Rajasthan minister’s son raped her, sues police


Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi could not be reached by telephone for his response. (Representative)

New Delhi:

A 23-year-old woman from Jaipur claimed that Rohit Joshi, the son of Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi, raped her on several occasions over a year, after which Delhi police registered a zero FIR, officials said on Sunday.

A senior Delhi police officer said Rajasthan police had been informed about the FIR and would investigate the matter further.

The case was registered at a Northern District Police Station on 8 May under sections 376 (rape), 328 (poisoning, etc. with intent to commit an offense), 312 (causing miscarriage), 366 (kidnapping, kidnapping or persuading woman to force her to marry, etc.), 377 (unnatural offenses) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, police said.

Mahesh Joshi, the Minister of Public Health Engineering, could not be reached by telephone for his response.

The woman claimed in her complaint that the minister’s son raped her on several occasions between January 8 last year and April 17 this year and also promised to marry her.

The woman said she developed a friendship with Rohit Joshi on Facebook last year and they have been in touch ever since. The two first met in Jaipur and he allegedly invited her to Sawai Madhopur on January 8, 2021.

During their first meeting, she claimed, he replenished her drink and utilized it. When she woke up the next morning, he showed her nude photos and videos that worried her, the FIR said.

She mentions another meeting and claims that Rohit Joshi also met her once in Delhi and forced himself on her. “Rohit made me stay at a hotel where he had our names registered as husband and wife. He then promised to marry me … but then he got drunk and abused me … He beat me and he made threats to upload it and make it viral, ”the woman claimed.

She further said that on August 11, 2021, she found out she was pregnant with his baby and claimed that he forced her to take a pill, but she did not.

According to the woman, the accused allegedly raped her on several occasions.

“Based on the woman’s complaint, we have registered a zero FIR. We have also notified the Rajasthan police who will investigate the matter further,” the senior Delhi police officer said.

No FIR can be registered anywhere in the country.

(This story was not edited by techlives staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated stream.)

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