Congress leader gets nine-years RI for raping minor maid

Raigarh, Dec 18: A fast track court has convicted a local Congress leader for raping his minor domestic help earlier this year and sentenced him to nine years of rigorous imprisonment.

In the verdict delivered last evening, the Additional District Judge Ashok Kumar Sahu also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on Arvind Tiwari (38) after holding him guilty of raping the maid in his house, public prosecutor Rajkumar Upadhyay said today.

Tiwari had raped 17-year-old girl and threatened her of dire consequences.

In case of his failure to pay compensation, Tiwari's jail term will be extended by six months, the court said.

According to prosecution, Tiwari had raped the 17-year-old girl at his house located on Kotra Road here on January 11. He also threatened the victim of dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

Later, mother of the victim lodged a complaint with City Kotwali police station following which Tiwari was arrested under charge of rape and other sections of IPC.

Tiwari had contested corporators election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation on Congress ticket in 2009.


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