The Hush Post |Three-minute read| 05:20 pm
The Delhi Police have filed a case against former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen for allegedly raping and threatening his daughter-in-law at gunpoint. The incident took place on the night of December 31, 2018, and January 01 this year, police said today.
On Thursday, the victim reached out to police following which an FIR was registered against the accused Manoj Shokeen. Manoj Shokeen has been former two-time MLA from the Nangloi Assembly seat.
After coming back to her in-law’s house from their family New Year’s Eve celebration, the victim’s husband went out with his friends. It was when her father-in-law came and asked the victim to open the door of her room as he wanted to talk to her at around 1.30 am.
The FIR read, “After he entered the room, he started touching me inappropriately. Following which I asked him to leave as he was drunk. However, he took out his gun, slapped me and threatened to kill my brother when I tried to raise an alarm. He then overpowered and raped me. Initially, in order to save my marriage and my brother, I stopped myself from filing a complaint against him,”
Also, the victim claimed that there was already a domestic violence case against her in-laws at the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell in the Saket Court. She filed this case soon after her marriage in December 2018.
On July 7 this year in the CAW cell, parents of the victim were harassed. An FIR has been filed in the Saket police station in this regard. However, the protection officer assured of their safety.
A case under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against Shokeen.
“We have initiated a probe in the case and appropriate action will be taken,” said Seju P. Kuruvilla, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer).