Out on bail, man from Madhya Pradesh rapes same woman again after 2 years at knife point

Jabalpur : A man, who was released on bail after his arrest in a 2020 rape case in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district, allegedly sexually assaulted the same victim with a knife and threatened to withdraw the complaint lodged against her. He said that the woman complained that the involvement of the accused and his […]
 


Out on bail, man from Madhya Pradesh rapes same woman again after 2 years at knife point

Jabalpur : A man, who was released on bail after his arrest in a 2020 rape case in Madhya Pradesh’s Jabalpur district, allegedly sexually assaulted the same victim with a knife and threatened to withdraw the complaint lodged against her.

 

He said that the woman complained that the involvement of the accused and his friend in the incident happened about a month ago.

An official said the victim, now 19, was raped by the same accused two years ago when she was a minor.

Patan police station in-charge Asif Iqbal said, “According to the complainant, accused Vivek Patel, who had raped her earlier, committed the same crime with his friend.”

The accused was arrested in 2020 for raping the victim. However, almost a year after that, in 2021, he was released on bail.

“In her complaint, the victim told the police that the accused raped her friend about a month ago by forcibly entering her house at knife point. The accused and his friend videographed the act and then threatened that the clip would be made viral on social media if he did not withdraw the previous complaint,” Iqbal said.

He said that a case of gang rape was registered on Monday and the police have started a search operation to nab both the accused.