Delhi Police arrives in Jaipur to arrest the minister’s son in a rape case. (Representative image) (PTI image)
New Delhi: Delhi Police team on Sunday arrived in Jaipur to arrest Rohit Joshi, son of Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi in connection with a case in which he is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman, PTI news agency reported.
“Our team of officers has reached Jaipur in connection with the case to arrest Joshi who was a fugitive. A senior police officer was quoted by the agency as saying that our teams are conducting a search to locate and track him down.
This comes days after a 23-year-old woman from Jaipur alleged that Rohit Joshi, the son of Rajasthan’s Minister of Public Health Engineering, raped her on multiple occasions over the course of a year, after which Delhi Police initially registered zero initial information.
Later, Zero FIR was covered in the usual FIR since allegations of sexual assault were mentioned in Sadar Bazar police station state, and investigation was carried out, the Pakistan News Agency reported, quoting a police official.
The case was registered on May 8 at a police station in the Northern District under sections 376 (rape), 328 (causing harm with poison, etc., with the intent to commit a crime), 312 (causing an abortion), 366 (kidnapping, abduction or incitement of a woman to force her into marriage). , etc.), 377 (unnatural offenses) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, PTI reported.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was raped on several occasions between January 8 last year and April 17 this year.
The woman said that she developed a friendship with Rohit Joshi on Facebook last year and has since been in touch. The two met in Jaipur first and allegedly invited her to Sawai Madhopur on January 8, 2021.
She claimed that during their first meeting, he took her drink and took advantage of it. When she woke up the next morning, he showed her nude pictures and videos that alarmed her, FIR read.
In mentioning another meeting, she claimed that Rohit Joshi had met her once in Delhi and imposed himself on her.
“Rohit made me stay in a hotel where our names were registered as husband and wife. Then he promised to marry me but got drunk and abused me. He was beating me and making obscene videos for me. He also threatened to upload them and make them viral,” the woman claimed.
She further stated that she found out on August 11, 2021 that she was pregnant with his child and alleged that he forced her to take a pill but she did not do so, the complainant said in the FIR.
(with input from PTI)
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