Rupam Pathak's husband backs sexual abuse claim against BJP MLA

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Imphal, Jan 8(ANI): The husband of Rupam Pathak, the woman who stabbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Bihar's Purnea district Raj Kishore Kesri to death on Tuesday, has backed her allegation that the politician had raped her on different occasions over the last three years.

Ashok Kumar Pathak, who lives here, said that Rupam had lodged an FIR against Kesri at the Khazanchihat Police Station on April 18 last year, but was forced to withdraw it after they received death threats from the MLA.

"As the threats continued and became stronger, Rupam was forced to withdraw the FIR," Ashok said.

Kesri was stabbed to death by Rupam on Tuesday morning when he was meeting visitors at his residence.

Rupam, a teacher in a private school, is currently in hospital in critical condition after she was assaulted by Kesri's bodyguards and others present at the scene of the attack.

Ashok also insisted that his wife's action was an act of revenge, and "an outburst of her pent up anger".

"The killing of the MLA was shocking, but I strongly feel it was an outburst of her pent up anger, which had escalated to such a level that she avenged his sordid crimes on her in such a manner," Ashok said. (ANI)

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