Absconding MLA arrested on rape charge

Rangia (Assam): Absconding AIUDF MLA Gopi Nath Das was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his minor domestic help.
Das, who was on the way to surrender at the CJM Court in Kamrup district, was arrested at Amingaon,” Kamrup Superintendent of Police Indrani Barua said.
Das, who represented Boko constituency on All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) ticket, was taken to Palashbari police station, she said. Das was absconding for more than a month to evade arrest in the alleged rape case filed by his minor domestic help.
On August 29, a case under section 343 IPC for wrongful confinement, read with Section 4/8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, was registered following a complaint by the 14-year old girl at Mandira outpost under Boko police station that she was allegedly raped by the MLA inside his car in Guwahati. The case was later transferred to Boko police station.
The girl, hailing from Heckra Jogipara under Nagarbera police station in Kamrup district and staying in Das’s house as a domestic help, had alleged before media that the MLA had raped her inside his car in Guwahati. Das had rejected the girl’s charges as “conspiracy”. (PTI)

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