Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s descendant Rohit Tilak booked for rape

A rape case was registered against Bal Gangadhar Tilak‘s great-grandson, Congress leader Rohit Tilak on Monday. The leader was booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into “unnatural” sex, the police claimed.

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Tilak is the great-grandson of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak and grandson of late Jayantrao Tilak, who was a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament. The police said the 40-year-old complainant and Tilak knew each other for the last couple of years.

“The complainant alleged that Tilak repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marrying her,” said a police officer.The police have slapped charges of rape, unnatural offences, voluntarily causing hurt, insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code.

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More specifically, he has been booked under sections 376 (rape) 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) 504, 506 (criminal intimidation) 507 (criminal intimidation by anonymous communication), acting on a complaint filed by a woman on July 8. Tilak had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls from the Kasba Peth seat in Pune against BJP’s Girish Bapat.

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