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Delhi Police reaches Jaipur to arrest Rajasthan minister’s son in rape case

Delhi Police reached Jaipur to arrest the minister’s son in the rape case. (Representational image)(PTI photo)

New Delhi: A Delhi Police team reached Jaipur on Sunday to arrest Rohit Joshi, son of Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi, in connection with the rape of a 23-year-old woman, news agency PTI reported.

Our team of officers has reached Jaipur to nab the absconding Joshi in connection with the case. Our teams are on the lookout to locate and trace him,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying by PTI.

A 23-year-old woman from Jaipur has alleged that Rohit Joshi, son of Rajasthan’s Public Health Engineering Minister, raped her on several occasions in a year, following which the Delhi Police initially registered a zero FIR.

Later, the zero FIR was subsumed into a regular FIR as allegations of sexual harassment in Sadar Bazar police station jurisdiction also mentioned, investigation was carried out, PTI reported citing a police officer.

On May 8, a case was registered under sections 376 (rape), 328 (causing hurt by poison etc. with intent to commit offence), 312 (causing abortion), 366 (kidnapping) at a police station in North District. , kidnapping or forcing a woman to marry her, etc.), 377 (unnatural offences) and sections 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, reported PTI.

The woman has alleged in her complaint that between January 8 last year and April 17 this year, she was raped on several occasions.

The woman had said that she befriended Rohit Joshi on Facebook last year and they have been in touch since then. The two first met in Jaipur and he reportedly invited her to Sawai Madhopur on January 8, 2021.

During their first meeting, she alleged, he poured narcotics into her drink and took advantage of her. When she woke up the next morning, he showed her nude pictures and videos, which worried her, read the FIR.

Referring to another meeting, he had alleged that Rohit Joshi had also met him once in Delhi and forced him to do so.

“Rohit asked me to stay in a hotel where he got us registered as husband and wife. Then he promised to marry me but then he drank and abused me. He used to beat me and make porn videos. He also threatened to upload and make them viral,” alleged the woman.

She further said that on August 11, 2021, she came to know 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 inputs from PTI)

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