Thursday, February 22, 2024

Founder of Australia unit of ‘Overseas Friends of BJP’ found guilty of raping 5 Korean women

Balesh Dhankhar, one of the founders of the Australia division of the Overseas Friends of BJP, has been convicted of drugging and raping five women he met through false employment advertisements.

A District Court jury in Sydney`s Downing Centre on Monday found him guilty of each of the 39 charges against him, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He faced allegations related to 13 instances of rape, 6 incidents of purposely administering an intoxicating substance to facilitate rape, 17 incidents of unauthorized recording of intimate videos, and 3 incidents of indecent assault.

When police raided Dhankhars CBD apartment in October 2018, they found dozens of videos of sexual assault against women who would either be unconscious, or struggling. The videos were sorted into folders, each labelled with a Korean woman’s name.

Meanwhile the Australia unit of the BJP said that Dhankhar had resigned from the organisation in 2018. “Balesh Dhankar has resigned from OFBJP Australia in July 2018. We strongly condemn his actions and he must face full force of law,” the organisation had tweeted.

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