A 15 -year -old girl has been raped in Dausa district in Rajasthan, allegedly by her son a Congressional MLA. In her complaint to the police, the girl had named Deepak Meena, son of Johari Lal Meena, MLA from Rajgarh and Alwar.
In a complaint filed on March 20, the girl claimed she was taken to a hotel last year, where she was anesthetized and raped.
The girl also claimed she was blackmailed later and had to pay cash and jewelery up to Rs 15 lakh. The man, he claimed, had threatened to upload pictures of his compromise on social media.
No one has been arrested in the case, although the First Information Report, or FIR, has been filed and an investigation is underway, sources said.
The naming of the son of a Congressional MLA has embarrassed Ashok Gehlot’s government and threatened to become a major political controversy.
With the Chief Minister also handling the home department and responsible for law and order in the state, the BJP is trying to push the government backwards.
Last weekend, the BJP said it sent to Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra train tickets to meet female crime victims in Rajasthan.
“The MLA congressman’s son has raped a child in Rajasthan. The underage girl can’t fight the power of the MLA. @Priyankagandhi ji, I sent a train ticket for you. Come to Jaipur immediately. There are girls in Rajasthan too and they can’t afford it against, “tweeted senior BJP leader Jitendra Gothwal.
Mr Gehlot responded, offering to send Home Minister Amit Shah a charter plane to visit the state.
“BJP leaders have repeatedly invited Priyanka Gandhi over the (situation) of crime in Rajasthan even though she does not hold any position in the constitution,” Mr Gehlot said in a tweet in Hindi.
“We want to send Home Minister Amit Shah a charter plane and ask him to come to Rajasthan to see the laws and innovations related to law and order made in the state and stern action taken against crime so that the confusion spread by his party is cleared,” the second tweet read.