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Rajasthan: BJP leader, 5 others booked for gangraping 45 year-old woman, harassing minor daughter

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The Rajasthan Police on Sunday booked a Bharatiya Janata Party district general secretary and five others for allegedly gangraping a 45-year-old woman and harassing her minor daughter in Pali.

The alleged incident took place on 24 August after Mohan Jat, the BJP leader, had called the women to see a plot of land, Indian Express reported citing police.

“The complainant alleged that he [Jat] and some of the other accused later allegedly raped her. Apart from Jat, three women have also been named as accused, as well as another man named Mahesh Chandak, and an unknown person,” the station house officer of the police station in Pali where the case was lodged said.

“We have conducted a medical examination of the survivors and initiated an investigation,” police officer said.

The FIR in the case was registered against the accused for offences including gangrape, rape and offences under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

No arrests have been made.

Meanwhile, the BJP leader resigned from his post on “moral grounds”.

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