Molestation slur on AIUDF legislator

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Boko/ Guwahati, Sept 7: AIUDF legislator from Boko Gopith Das has been booked for molestation following a complaint from a domestic help.

Police said the minor girl and her family lodged a complaint against Das on Sunday night, alleging she was raped by Das in his vehicle a few days back. The legislator allegedly committed the crime while returning from his home town garbera to Guwahati.

"The girl's father said she was confined to a house since then. It was only after she escaped that her family came to know about the incident. An FIR was then registered against Das in Kamrup," a police officer said.

The victim has been brought to Guwahati Medical College & Hospital for examition. "We will take action after receiving the medical report," police said.

Kamrup Superintendent of Police Indrani Baruah said a case against Das was registered under section 343 of the Indian Pel Code and section 4 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. "We are investigating the matter," she said.

Das denied the charge and said it was an attempt to mar his political career ahead of assembly elections early next year.

"The girl has been working at my Guwahati residence since June 28. She went missing along with some clothes and money on Saturday night. I was informed by my family... Next day, I registered a missing person complaint. In the meantime, I came to know that the girl's family had filed a rape complaint against me," Das said.

Meanwhile, around five hundred protestors stormed Boko police station this morning demanding justice. They also blocked tiol Highway 37 for around an hour. The protestors have set a deadline of 24 hours for the police to arrest the MLA.

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