BJP leader arrested for allegedly ‘raping minor over 4 years’ in Mumbai

BJP leader arrested for allegedly ‘raping minor over 4 years’ in Mumbai

The growing crime case has shocked everyone. The case that has come up recently is from Mumbai. In this case, a BJP leader has been charged for raping a minor at gunpoint. The Manpada police in Dombivli on Saturday evening arrested a local BJP leader in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl at gunpoint for last four years.

The accused, identified as Sandeep Gopinath Mali (41), is BJP’s Kalyan unit vice-president. The police have lodged an FIR against him after the minor girl approached them on Saturday.

B S Tambe, inspector from Manpada police station, said, “After getting a complaint, we arrested the accused and on Sunday, we will produced him before a court for his custody.”

According to reports, for the past four years, the accused BJP leader has been intimidating and raping a minor. In the complaint, the survivor has alleged that the accused had proposed her four years ago. However, when she rejected his proposal, he got furious and raped her at gunpoint on several occasions over past years.

Last week, the girl finally registered a complaint with the police.
Acting on the minor girl’s complaint, the police immediately booked Mali under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) .

The accused, who is married and has children, was produced in court on Sunday and remanded to police custody till August 21.


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