Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Trouble seems to be far from over for Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh, who in judicial custody for allegedly torturing his maid to death. A married woman has now filed a rape case against the MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district.
The 42-year-old woman, who hails from Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area has told police that she was raped several times by the BSP MP at gunpoint.
Dhananjay Singh, who represents Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested and booked for destruction of evidence and violating the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.
His wife Jagriti, a dentist at a government hospital, has been booked for murder, attempt to murder and for violating the Juvenile Justice Act.
Jagriti allegedly beat and tortured her maid Rakhi, 35, and another help, Rampal, 17, for days.
The police had said that besides the maid, who is now dead, two more domestic helps, including Rampal, were employed at the MP`s residence and were also beaten up mercilessly by Jagriti, 29, and her husband Dhananjay, 38.
They said the accused used wooden sticks, iron rods, iron press and even metallic, artificial deer horns to beat the maids. Regarding Dhananjay, the police said that after the incident, he tried to destroy the video recording of 20 CCTV cameras installed in his house.
Dhananjay has already filed for divorce from Jagriti, and the matter is pending before a court. Jagriti is the second wife of Dhananjay, whose first wife committed suicide in 2007, police said.
Jagriti administered first aid to Rakhi and Rampal at home itself, instead of taking them to hospital.
Rakhi, a native of West Bengal, was employed nine months ago through a placement agency, while Rampal came from Uttar Pradesh`s Varanasi city.