September 30, 2020

Two sons of BJP lawmaker in Bihar booked for molestation

Two sons of a Bhartiya Janata Party lawmaker Awadhesh Narayan Singh have been booked allegedly for molesting a 24-year old woman, who works as a cabin crew member with a private airline in Mumbai.

The woman has filed an FIR at the women’s police station in Patna against the two brothers — Sushant Ranjan and Prashant Ranjan — for allegedly holding her captive in a room and beating her up with the intention of sexually assaulting her.

The incident reportedly took place on May 16 in Patna at the official residence of the BJP MLC Awadhesh Narayan Singh.

Both the sons of the lawmaker run a franchise of a private travel agency.

“The police have lodged an FIR based on the woman’s complaint and we’re verifying the charges…if found true, necessary action will be taken”, said D. Amarkesh, Patna Superintendent of Police (Central).

Meanwhile, Mr. Singh, who is also a former chairman of the Bihar Legislative Council, said that he was not in Patna on May 16 but was ready for any investigation.

Meanwhile, the opposition RJD has taken a dig at the BJP over the incident. “This is a Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao of BJP?”, said RJD MLA and spokesperson Shakti Yadav while adding that, “such incidents bring disrepute to the State”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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