A newly elected member of Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) from the ruling Gana Suraksha Social gathering (GSP) is an accused in a minor lady’s alleged rape case, registered final 12 months, which had led to his arrest.
Ghanashyam Das, who received from the Dihira seat, was sworn in on Tuesday as an govt member of the council, which administers 4 districts, in presence of chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Kokrajhar–the BTC headquarters.
In April final 12 months, police in Guwahati had arrested Das, who was a member of BTC at the moment as effectively, on prices of raping a 15-year-girl, employed as a home assist with a household within the metropolis’s Patharquari space.
“The matter got here to gentle after the lady delivered a baby at a non-public hospital and the kid welfare division was knowledgeable by authorities. Questioning of the lady revealed she was allegedly raped by Das,” mentioned Miguel Das Queah, a Guwahati-based little one rights activist.
Das had allegedly raped the lady on the pretext of keeping off some evil affect on her employer’s household.
Based mostly on the lady’s testimony, Queah had filed an FIR in opposition to Das and the BTC-member-cum-tantrik was arrested by the police on varied prices together with provisions of Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was launched on bail just a few months later.
“The police filed its charge-sheet in opposition to Das in October final 12 months. The case is at framing of prices stage and trial is but to start. Within the meantime, Das managed to get elected from BTC once more,” mentioned Queah.
Considerably, the sufferer and her little one, who have been saved at a house for ladies in Guwahati, have been lacking for the previous few months.
“We’re planning to file a lacking particular person report this week looking for the whereabouts of the sufferer and her little one. We can even make sure that Das will not be in a position to affect the sufferer,” mentioned Queah.
HT was not in a position to attain out to Das, who together with different members of the ruling coalition in BTC, is holed up in a Guwahati lodge. President of GSP, Nava Sarania, who’s the Lok Sabha MP from Kokrajhar, didn’t reply to calls.
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