Highlights

  • Rohit Joshi allegedly raped 23-year-old
  • Joshi also accused of kidnap and blackmail
  • Delhi police searched two residences but the accused yet to be found

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Rajasthan minister Mahesh Joshi's son Rohit stands accused of raping a 23-year-old woman

A team of 15 Delhi police officials arrived in Jaipur on Sunday to arrest Rajasthan Minister Mahesh Joshi's son Rohit. He is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman.

The police searched two residences of the minister, but the accused was not present at either.

The woman in her complaint alleged that she was raped by the minister's son on several occasions between January 8 last year and April 17 this year and also promised her marriage.

According to reports, the two had met online.

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Rohit Joshi is also accused of kidnapping and blackmailing the woman. The FIR states that Joshi spiked her drink on their first date and took naked photographs of her after. It also says that he tried to force her to undergo an abortion.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan's BJP unit has alleged that the Congress government is trying to save the accused.

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