Another rape case against Prajwal Revanna

With this, the number of rape cases against Prajwal Revanna has risen to three

Updated - May 13, 2024 10:20 am IST

Published - May 12, 2024 10:29 pm IST - Bengaluru

Prajwal Revanna

Prajwal Revanna

It has now come to light that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing alleged multiple instances of sexual abuse by Prajwal Revanna, has invoked Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape against the “absconding” Hassan MP in the first FIR registered against him on April 28, a day after he flew out of the country to Germany.

With this, the number of rape cases against Prajwal Revanna has risen to three.

Two other cases of rape were registered against Prajwal Revanna, based on the statements of a 44-year-old political worker and a former domestic help of around 60 years of age, who was allegedly abducted at the behest of Mr. Revanna and rescued by the SIT.

The FIR, in which rape charges have been invoked against Mr. Prajwal now, was registered on April 28 at Holenarsipur Town Police Station and was the first case referred to the SIT during its formation.

Based on a complaint by a 47-year-old former maid in their Holenarsipur household, also a relative of Mr. Revanna’s wife Bhavani Revanna, Mr. Revanna and Mr. Prajwal were booked for sexual harassment under various subsections of Section 354 of the IPC.

The complainant did not reveal rape initially and only alleged that she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched by the father and the son when she worked in their house.

However, further investigation into the case and the victim’s statement before the magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) revealed that the woman was raped by Mr. Prajwal.

Following this, the SIT added rape charges against him in the same FIR, even as Mr. Revanna continues to be booked only for sexual harassment in the case.

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