BJP MLA arrested in Uttar Pradesh accused of repeatedly raping woman in 2017

A Bharatiya Janata Party Member of the Legislative Assembly has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping a woman.

The incident occurred in 2017 when Ravindra Nath Tripathi and six others held a woman at an Uttar Pradesh hotel and repeatedly raped her for a month.

However, the incident only came to light on February 10 this year after the woman lodged a complaint.

Speaking on the complainant’s allegations, a police official explained that Tripathi met the victim on a train in 2014.

The two remained in contact and became quite close however, during 2017 assembly polls, he allegedly detained her in a hotel for 45 days, while he and six others raped her.

Following the allegations, Tripathi was arrested on Wednesday.

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