Woman gangraped in MP; BJP corporator among five booked

Woman gangraped in MP; BJP corporator among five booked

A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by five persons, including a BJP corporator, near Dang Karera village in the district, police said today.

The incident took place on Monday night, an officer from Jigna Police Station here said.

BJP corporator from Datia Municipal Council, Balkishen Kushwaha, has been identified as one of the five accused, police said, adding that they were yet to make any arrests in the case.

An FIR has been registered against the five accused in the case, they said.

The accused, who were carrying weapons, raped the woman near Dang Karera village when she was returning from Shersha village with her brother in-law, police said.
The victim told the police that the accused stopped them and attacked her brother in-law and then raped her.

The victim has been sent for medical examination, they added.

Targeting the state government over the incident, Leader of the Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh said Datia district has now become the crime capital of the state, as a Swiss tourist had also been gangraped at a forest area in the district on the night of March 15.

Ajay Singh said that it was "shameful" that a BJP corporator was one of the accused in the case.

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