A woman who reportedly works at a Rajya Sabha MP’s house in the capital has alleged that she was raped by a male staffer. Police have confirmed the incident, adding that it took place two years ago. “We will be investigating the case from all possible angles,” DCP (New Delhi) B K Singh said.
While an FIR has been registered under charges of rape at Tughlak Road police station, police are yet to make any arrest in the case. Police said they will question staff at the house to get more details.
According to a police officer, the woman hails from Telangana and has been working at the MP’s house for the past few years. In her statement to police, she alleged that she was raped by a senior staff member.
The woman alleged that in 2011, she wanted to sell a plot of land, which the accused promised to buy from her. He later sent one of his colleagues to see the plot — reportedly priced at Rs 50 lakh — and managed to get it at a lesser rate after tricking one of her family members into signing the sale document, she alleged.
The woman found that he had bought the land at the lesser rate and asked him to pay her. However, she claimed that the accused never gave her the money. “On September 15, 2015, she alleged that the accused called her on the pretext of discussing the payment and raped her instead,” the officer said.