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Jaipur: The son of a Congress MLA and four others have been booked for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl belonging to Dausa district in Rajasthan, police said on Saturday.
Police identified the key accused as Deepak Meena, the son of Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena from Rajgarh assembly constituency in Alwar district.
One of the five accused, identified as Vivek Sharma, was also booked for extorting a sum of Rs Rs 15 lakh cash and jewellery items by threatening the victim to upload the video of her gangrape on social media, SHO Nathu Lal of the Mandawar police station in Dausa district said.
“A case has been registered against three named accused, including Rajgarh MLA’s son Deepak Meena. Two others have also been booked for gang rape and other sections of the IPC,” he added.
He said the case was registered on Friday on the basis of a complaint lodged by the minor girl’s family members.
Medical examination of the victim has been done and her statement recorded, he added.
The SHO said the incident happened in February when the accused took the girl to a hotel on Mahwa-Mandawar Road and committed the crime.
They also made an obscene video to threaten her, he added.
The matter came to the light during the probe into a complaint lodged by the girl’s family members after the cash and jewellery went missing from the house.
Family members had initially lodged a complaint of theft in the matter.
A probe into the matter found the involvement of Sharma following which the victim girl mustered the courage to share her ordeal with her mother, the SHO said.