An FIR has been registered against Mohinder Goyal, an Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Rithala after a woman alleged she was raped by him last year and was now being threatened by him, reported ANI.
According to the reports, a case has been registered against AAP MLA at Prashant Vihar police station on February 28 under IPC section 376-Punishment for rape, 506-Punishment for rape and IPC section 509-Outraging the modesty of a woman. “We have recorded her statement before the magistrate under Section 164 of the CrPC. Further investigation is on,” said DCP (Rohini district) S D Mishra.
In her complaint, a woman in her 40s has claimed that she knew Goyal through her husband, who died in 2008. The police said that the victim has alleged that she had visited Goyal in connection with a pension issue in December last year. Reportedly, Goyal had asked her to come home and forced himself on her, said a senior police officer.
According to the complaint, the woman has alleged that she was once again raped by the MLA in his office a month after the above incident. The woman further has claimed that she did not approach the police station earlier as she did not want to complicate matters as Goyal had apologised after another local politician had intervened.
The victim has now claimed that she received a WhatsApp message last month from Goyal’s brother, who is also an accused, with several obscene messages and videos. She alleged that the accused tried to threaten her to not approach the police. She alleged that the accused has also threatened her of sharing purported videos of her if she goes to the police.
This is not the first time that an AAP MLA has been caught after involving in such sexual abuse scandals. In the past, Delhi Women and Child Minister and senior AAP leader Sandeep Kumar was caught in a sex scandal when an “objectionable” CD emerged. Reports also claimed that the woman who featured in the sex tape had lodged a complaint against Sandeep Kumar, accusing that he sexually exploited her on the pretext of getting her a ration card.