The 23-year-old woman who has accused Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Mahesh Joshi’s son of rape, suffered an ink attack in the national capital, an official said on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast District) Esha Pandey said a PCR call was received on Saturday night that some miscreants had thrown something on the woman and ran away.
After the attack, the woman was immediately rushed to AIIMS Trauma centre. The victim told the police that she was walking with her mother near Kalindi Kunj Road at around 9.30 p.m. when two boys threw something at her and fled. “The blue liquid prima facie looks like ink,” DCP Pandey said.
Based on her statement, the police registered an FIR under section 195 A (Threatening any person to give false evidence), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at the Shaheen Bagh police station.
Earlier, the victim had lodged a complaint at the Sadar Bazar police station regarding sexual assault by Rohit Joshi, the son of Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Mahesh Joshi. “She had alleged that Rohit Joshi came in contact with her through Facebook in 2020. He took her to Sawai Madhopur on January 8, 2021, gave her cold drink laced with sedatives and made sexual relationship without her consent,” DCP (north) Sagar Singh Kalsi said.
Further allegations of sexual assault in Jaipur and other places have also been made. The Delhi Police have registered a zero FIR on May 8 under sections 376, 377, 328, 366, 312, 506 and 509 of the IPC.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal said that she will be issuing a notice to the Delhi Police over the ink attack. Maliwal even asked Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot not to try to save his Minister’s son and rather get him arrested.
In March, a 15-year-old minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by Deepak Meena, son of Rajgarjh Congress MLA Johari Lal Meena and 4 others. The survivor’s family had lodged a complaint of gang-rape, extortion and blackmail against the accused at Mandawar police station of Dausa, but there had been reports of delay in police action at the time.
Sexual crimes against women have shot up in Rajasthan in recent years, and the cynical apathy of the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress regime can be seen in callous statements like “We are number one in rape cases…Rajasthan has been a men’s state, now what to do with it?” made by ministers in the legislative assembly while fellow Congress MLAs laugh.
Congress-friendly Lutyens ecosystem and durbari media waters down the horrific level of crime and mis-governance in non-BJP ruled states. Their entire focus is to peddle their anti-Hindu agenda by keeping the focus on any controversy, real or contrived, involving BJP and Sangh leaders.
(With IANS inputs)