Do­mes­tic help ac­cuses Haryana Con­gress vice-pres­i­dent of rape

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New Delhi:

A wo­man work­ing as a do­mes­tic help at a Con­gress MP’S res­i­dence in New Delhi has ac­cused Haryana Con­gress vice-pres­i­dent Sub­hash Chaud­hary of rape, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The wo­man has said she was as­saulted by Chaud­hary thrice between Septem­ber 15 and 23, 2015 — a pe­riod when the Ra­jya Sabha mem­ber was away. Chaud­hary, who headed the party’s youth wing in early 1980’s, was un­reach­able for a com­ment but his mother told HT over a phone call that the wo­man was try­ing to black­mail her son. HT is with­hold­ing the iden­tity of the par­lia­men­tar­ian since at­tempts to con­tact her failed.

“We have so far not ar­rested the ac­cused. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on. It is a sen­si­tive mat­ter. I can­not di­vulge whether we have sum­moned the ac­cused for ques­tion­ing or not,” Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (New Delhi) BK Singh told HT.

Ac­cord­ing to the wo­man’s com­plaint at the Tugh­laq Road po­lice sta­tion, Chaud­hary of­fered to buy a piece of land worth Rs 25 lakh that she owned in Te­lan­gana. The wo­man said Chaud­hary sent his rel­a­tive, Sewa Chaud­hary, who al­legedly got thumb im­pres­sions of her mother on land pa­pers with­out pay­ing any money.

“He used to harass me when­ever I asked for money. In Septem­ber 2015 when madam was not in town, he called me to his room... and raped me... Sub­hash Chaud­hary threat­ened that if I spoke about the in­ci­dent, he would kill me,” she said, ac­cord­ing to the FIR. Chaud­hary used to work as a man­ager at the MP’S res­i­dence at the time. He left on Septem­ber 23.

Chaud­hary had un­suc­cess­fully con­tested elec­tions from Bal­lab­h­garh con­stituency of Haryana on a Con­gress ticket in 2000. He was the pres­i­dent of the NSUI, the Con­gress’ stu­dents’ wing, in 1980’s. The Delhi po­lice have in­voked charges of rape and crim­i­nal intimidation in the FIR.

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