Bihar: RJD MLA rapes minor girl; 5 accused arrested

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Patna, Feb 26: A woman has been arrested for forcing a 15-year-old school girl to have sex with an RJD MLA on Feb 6 night at his residence.

According to media reports, the accused woman has been identified as Sulekha Devi, and along with her mother Radha Devi, daughter Chhoti Kumari, younger sister Tulsi Devi, and one Moti Ram, have also been arrested.

Rape accused RJD MLA Rajballabh Yadav

The shocking incident took place at Khaddi village near Hilsa police station in Biharsharif district.

The accused MLA, who committed the sexual act on minor has been identified as Rajballabh Yadav, an MLA from Nawada. Police has claimed to arrest him soon.

Meanwhile, Yadav was suspended by the RJD on Sunday, Feb 14. The party also served a show-cause notice to the legislator to explain his position. Yadav won from Nawada seat in the recent Assembly election and had previously served as a minister in the RJD government.

On Feb 15, a local court had issued arrest warrants against suspended RJD MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav and three others in connection with a rape case involving a minor. [Court issues arrest, search warrants against RJD MLA]

The statement of the girl, a resident of Nalanda,  was taken under section 164 of IPC and an FIR in the case was lodged against Yadav with women police station, Nalanda, on February 9.

The girl had identified the accused MLA when his photograph was shown to her and later she identified him in person also, the DIG had said.

The team from Nalanda had gone to collect bedsheet and clothes for forensic test but Yadav's supporters demanded the presence of a magistrate to collect the forensic evidence.

BJP attacks Bihar govt

Meanwhile, BIhar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday, Feb 20 said, "The CM who used 'jumla' like 'where will he (the MLA) run as rule of law prevails in the state' should answer under whose pressure he remains at large?" [Rape charge on RJD MLA: BJP mocks Nitish's 'rule of law' claim]

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