A BJP leader was detained on Sunday night by Madhya Pradesh Police for allegedly trying to rape an acid survivour in a Bhopal hotel, police said on Monday.
The state BJP soon after learning the development suspended the leader from the party. The saffron party’s state secretary Satyendra Bhushan Singh confirmed the development.
“Rajendra Namdeo was detained on Sunday night and was questioned for alleged rape attempt on a acid victim survivour,” police said.
The Madhya Pradesh government also issued an order to remove Namdeo from his current position as the vice president of the MP Silai Kadai Board. The position that gave him the status of a minister of state.
The MP Police further added that the FIR under relevant IPC sections was registered against Namdeo on Sunday night for allegedly molesting and rape attempt on the woman on December 11 last year.
The victim is a school teacher and came in contact with Namdeo after acid attack on her two years back.
Police said, “The woman had told the police that Namdeo had called the victim to hotel room in Bhopal in pretext of providing financial aid from the chief minister.”
“The victim further told us that he tried to rape her and she had not lodged an immediate complaint as she was threatened of dire consequences by the Namdeo,” added Police.