RJD suspends legislator on rape charges

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Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Bihar’s ruling Grand Alliance partner Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday suspended legislator Rajballabh Yadav for allegedly raping a girl.

“The party has decided to suspend legislator Rajballabh Yadav for his alleged crime. We cannot tolerate such an act of a legislator,” RJD state president Ram Chandra Purve said here.

Yadav is missing and on the run after an order for his arrest was issued on Saturday after the girl from Nalanda district filed an FIR against him, the legislator from the Nawada assembly constituency, police said.

Police said the charges against Yadav were found to be true during their preliminary investigation.

According to the complaint filed with police, a woman named Sulekha Devi took the girl to an undisclosed location in Nalanda on February 6 and forced her to drink liquor. After this, she was raped by a man, later identified as Yadav.

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After she was raped, the girl said the woman gave her Rs.30,000.

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