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Magistrate booked for rape, demanding dowry in MP's Panna

Press Trust of India  |  Jabalpur 

A Judicial First Class (JMFC) in MP's district was booked for allegedly raping a woman after promising to marry her and then calling off the wedding over dowry, police said today.

Superintendent of Police Riyaz Iqbal said a case had been registered against JMFC for rape and demanding under relevant sections of the IPC and the Prohibition Act.

Soni is the JMFC with of district.

He said that investigations were underway and the court's permission would be sought before arresting Soni.

In her complaint, the victim, a state government employee, said that her family members went to Soni's place in Chhatarpur with a proposal in 2015, the SP said.

A year later, the JMFC contacted her and invited her to in Panna district and promised to marry her and applied sindoor on her forehead, the complaint said.

The complainant has told police that the accused raped her on February 19 in district and several times later after promising

Meanwhile, the victim has moved the here seeking that Soni's proposed marriage, to another woman on June 18, be stayed.

The matter will come up for hearing on June 18.

Talking to reporters in Panna, the victim today claimed that she had got engaged to Soni in the temple but he called off the wedding as his demand for was not met.

She demanded his immediate arrest and also alleged that she was being threatened.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 22:45 IST