Woman accuses Maharashtra BJP MLA, his supporters of assault, molestation; FIR registered
An FIR has been registered against BJP MLA Kirtikumar alias Bunty Bhangdiya for allegedly accusing and molesting a woman. Bhangdiya is an MLA from Chimur Assembly constituency in Chhandrapur district of Maharashtra.
According to the reports, a woman has accused Bhangdiya of beating her husband. She said Bhangdiya and a group of at least 15 to 20 people reached her house late Saturday night and started abusing her husband. They dragged her husband from the house and thrashed him, she added.
The complainant in an FIR also alleged that Bhangdiya and his supporters molested and beat her when she tried to save her husband. She also alleged that her family members, including two children, were beaten up along with a Congress worker from Chimur tehsil who is the brother of the victim’s husband, the official said.
Read Also: Man kills father, chops up body over property dispute in UP’s Gorakhpur
On the basis of the woman’s complaint, an FIR has been registered against Bhangdiya under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rioting, and unlawful assembly, including section 354 (Assault or criminal force to a woman with intent to outrage her modesty), said Ayush Nopani, Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Varora.
The MLA has also filed a counter-complaint against the complainant’s husband for allegedly posting objectionable messages on social media against his mother.
Based on MLA’s complaint, Police have also filed an FIR under sections 294 (punishment for obscene acts or words in public) and 509 (Word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) against the woman’s husband, said Nopani.
However, no arrest has been made so far. Police are currently investigating the matter.
Farmers suicide not new issue, happening for many years, says Maharashtra Agriculture Minister
Former Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy quits Congress, likely to join BJP?