These politicians were accused of rape

May 04, 2018, 10:12 IST
  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Kuldeep Singh Sengar: The BJP MLA was thrust into media glare when a 17-year-old girl and her father attempted to comitt suicide outside the residence of UP CM Yogi Adityanah alleging that the minister and his brother gang raped her. They added that due to his position as an MLA, the police were not taking any action agains the accused. It is believed that the woman's father was then brutally beaten up by the police and eventually died of his injury. The case has sent a wave of outrage across the nation and currently the matter is being probed by the CBI. image/ File pic

    *All the politicians named are as per media reports

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Atanasio-Monserratte: A minor girl accused the former Goa education minister and expelled Congress MLA Atanasio Monserratte of rape. The 16-year-old told the police that her stepmother and another man ‘sold’ her to the MLA for Rs 50 lakh. The incident came to light in May 2016.  The Goa Police subsequently arrested both Atanasio as well as the victim's mother, the latter on grounds of human trafficking. As soon as the news broke out, Atanasio’s wife MLA Jennifer Monserrate said that it was a political conspiracy to mar her husband’s political carrier. Image/ File pic

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Madan Gautam: In October 2012, a woman accused SP MLA Madan Gautam of rape. As per a report by the Indian Express the 19-year-old girl said that 5 people include the Samajwadi Party leader were involved. The girl said that the she was abducted and raped on May 25 by two people and then was taken to the MLA’s house and confined against her will for four months, during which time she was gang raped repeatedly, until she escaped. The politician denied the allegations and said he was being framed. Image/ YoutTube

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    M Vincent: On December 2017, a chargesheet was filed against Congress MLA M Vincent for raping a 51-year-old woman. The incident came to light on July 19, 2017 after the woman attempted to commit suicide by consuming a number of pills and her husband filed a police complaint against the MLA, alleging that he used to call her repeatedly over the phone and harass her. The police had also said the Kovalam MLA had allegedly made more than 900 calls to the woman. The woman had filed a statement before the magistrate and police, levelling the allegation of rape against the MLA. A day after being charged with stalking and sexual harassment of a 51-year-old woman, who attempted suicide last week, the politician was remanded to police custody but was released on bail soon after. Image/YouTube



  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Ravindra Bawanthade: The Maharasthra BJP leader was arrested on charges of rape in July last year, when a CCTV video of him forcibly kissing a nineteen-year-old girl inside a bus went viral. The video shows the MLA kissing the woman and forcing himself on her. The 19-year-old girl filed a complaint of rape against the leader after the video surfaced. Image/ YouTube

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Rohit Tilak: Congress leader Rohit Tilak, who is the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, has been booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into "unnatural" sex, the police said. The case was registered against him late last night.The matter came to light July 2017

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Vijay Jolly: Former Delhi BJP MLA Vijay Jolly has been booked for rape after a woman alleged that he drugged and assauled her, police said. The woman, a resident of south Delhi, told police that that she was drugged and sexually assaulted in Gurugram earlier this month when she visited it with Jolly. She said she had known Jolly for some three years and that the incident happened on February 10, 2017. Image/YouTube

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    Arun Verma: The body of a 22-year-old woman, who had accused Samajwadi Party MLA Arun Verma of raping her along with some other youth in 2013, was found murdered near her house in Sultanpur, police said on Monday. The woman had alleged that the local MLA, who was also the SP's Sultanpur candidate, and some others had gangraped her in September 2013. At one stage, the woman had withdrawn her allegation and some local youths were charge sheeted in the police investigation. The trial in the case was ongoing at the time of her death. Representational Image

  • These politicians were accused of rape

    A minor gilr filed a complaint of rape agaisnt a Bihar legislator now suspended from the ruling Rashtriya Janata Da. The girl said that she was taken to an undisclosed location by a woman named Sulekha Devi and forced her to have liquor, after which she was raped by a man, later identified as Yadav. After the rape, the woman even offered her Rs 30,000.The girl gave her Standard 10 exams under tight security and said that she was being treatened by the accused after his release from jail. Representational Image

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About The Gallery

The Unnao and Kathua rape cases that are grabbing the nation's attention, serves as a reality check on how many Indian politicians have been accused of rape, assault and even abduction. We have compiled a list of politicians who have been embroiled in rape cases


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