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Rape case filed against a BJP leader in Bengaluru

A rape case has been filed against a BJP leader in Bengaluru by a 38-year-old woman, five years after the alleged incident occurred. The woman, hails from Chitradurga, has filed a private complaint before a city court, which directed the Upparpet police to register an FIR and investigate the case.

The victim, who runs an NGO, has alleged that BJP leader Venkatesh Maurya came in contact with her in 2010 and introduced himself as a BJP leader and a member of the National Executive Council of BJP’s SC Morcha.

The duo was in touch and the accused reportedly promised that he would help her get government grants for her NGO.

“In November 2011, the accused allegedly called her to a hotel in Gandhinagar, saying that a government meeting related to NGOs was going on there. When the women went there, he allegedly raped her. Later, he promised to marry her and allegedly took Rs 35 lakh and jewellery from her. Only, a few years later, the woman realised that the accused was married and had two children, as per her complaint,” said an official.

The police have registered an FIR and are probing the case. Police are gathering the evidence and the accused will be arrested once they get clinching evidence.

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