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Arrest order against Bihar legislator for abduction, rape

Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) An arrest order was on Saturday issued against Rajballabh Yadav, a legislator of Bihar’s ruling RJD, after a minor girl filed a complaint of abduction and rape against him, police said.

The girl from Nalanda district filed an FIR against Yadav, the legislator from Nawada, for her abduction and rape.

Police said the charges against Yadav were found to be true during their preliminary investigation. Yadav is on the run.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Patna Range) Shalin told the media here that police have issued an arrest order against Yadav after the charges seemed to be true based on evidence and the girl’s statement.

“Police have begun investigation in the case and action would be taken against Yadav on the basis of the victim’s statement. She has identified the place and him (Yadav),” Shalin said.

According to the police complaint filed by the girl, on February 6, a woman named Sulekha Devi took her to an undisclosed location in Nalanda and forced her to have liquor, after which she was raped by a man, later identified as Yadav.

After she was raped, the girl said the woman gave her Rs.30,000.

She then went home and spoke about the incident to her parents who approached police.

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