IPFT MLA Booked Over Rape Charge In Tripura

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Agartala, May 20, 2019

The Tripura police booked Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) legislature Dhananjoy Tripura for allegedly raping and deceiving a woman with the promise of marriage in West Tripura.

The incident came to light after the victim lodged an FIR with the police on May 19th, 2019 accusing the legislator of maintaining a relationship for four years but later refusing to tie the knot.

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The Inspector General (Law and Order), Tripura Puneet Rastogi said as quoted in the Indian Express, “We have received a complaint in this regard. The victim alleged that Dhananjoy Tripura was in a relationship with her for several years. The complaint is being examined and action will be taken accordingly.”

The accused MLA, however, refuted the charges. “All of this is false. It is a conspiracy against me,” the MLA said.

IPFT is the lone ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura.