MLA slaps rape victim

 Haryana Police have registered a case against opposition Indian National Lok Dal MLA from Loharu, Dharampal Obra and his wife Sheela for allegedly slapping and threatening a 30-year-old physically challenged rape victim and her husband.

They have been booked for allegedly using casteist remarks against the victim and her husband, who are Dalits and hail from Obra in Bhiwani.

“We registered an FIR on Saturday against Obra’s nephew Rajinder, who has been booked for raping the victim and making video clips and threatening them. Dharampal Obra and his wife have been booked for slapping the victim, using casteist remarks and for threatening them,” superintendent of police, Simardeep Singh said on Monday.

In her complaint, the victim has alleged that between October 2011 and February 2012, Rajinder raped her when her husband was away to Rajasthan for few months and made a video clip and threatened to eliminate her if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

In February, when the victim’s husband returned, she narrated the incident to him. The victim has alleged that the MLA told them not to lodge a complaint against Rajinder and  he and his wife slapped them and hurled abuse.

The officer said the victim had approached police in May with a complaint, but soon retracted her statement. Now, again she has lodged the complaint. A case has been  filed. No arrest has  been made.

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