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Second FIR against JD(S) MLA HD Revanna for abducting woman his son Prajwal had raped

The Karnataka Police on Thursday filed a second first information report against Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former state minister HD Revanna for allegedly abducting a woman who claims to have been raped by his son, Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.

The woman, who worked at the Revanna household three years ago, had allegedly been abducted to prevent her from testifying against Prajwal Revanna.

The FIR was filed based on a complaint by the woman’s son in Mysuru on the night of May 2. In his complaint, the man alleged that his mother is one of the women in the videos of alleged sexual abuse by Prajwal Revanna that had come to light last week.

The complainant said that a man named Satish Babanna, a close aide of the Revanna family, had come to their house on the night of April 29 and coerced his mother into accompanying him. Since then the family of the woman has not been able to contact her.

“Babanna dropped my mother at our house on the morning of the polling [April 26]. He told my parents not to tell anything to the police if they came to our house. He threatened us that we will be booked in a case and told us to alert him if the police came by,” said the complainant,
according to The Hindu.

“Babbana claimed that HD Revanna had told him to bring my mother to him,” the complaint said.

On 28 April, HD Revanna and Prajwal Revanna were booked by the Karnataka Police for sexual harassment and criminal intimidation. The FIR was based on a complaint by a woman, who worked in the Revanna household for three-and-a-half years.

The woman accused HD Revanna of sexual harassment whenever his wife was not at home. She also accused Prajwal Revanna of inappropriately touching women workers in the house.

On 27 April, Karnataka government announced that a special investigation team will probe the case of “obscene videos” allegedly involving the Hassan MP.

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