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Tripura MLA marries woman who lodged rape case against him

The woman had filed a case against the MLA Dhananjoy Tripura on May 20 at Agartala Women's Police Station accusing him of raping and deceiving her by not marrying her.

Tripura MLA marries woman who lodged rape case against him

The woman, in her complaint, had claimed that she was "socially engaged" to the IPFT MLA. (Image: Facebook/ Dhananjoy Tripura)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The woman had filed a rape case against MLA on May 20
  • They tied the knot at a temple near Old Agartala on Sunday
  • MLA's counsel said both parties have come to a compromise and no further complaint would be lodged

MLA Dhananjoy Tripura of Tripura's ruling party, Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), has married a woman who had accused him of raping and deceiving her.

"Yes, I have married the woman at Chaturdas Devata temple in Agartala," Dhananjoy Tripura told reporters in Agartala on Monday.

IPFT MLA's counsel Amit Debbarma said the legislator married the woman at Chaturdas Devta Temple near Old Agartala on Sunday.

Debbarma said the marriage was held and both parties have come to a compromise and no further complaint would be lodged against each other.

The bride is now happily residing at Gandacherra, in Dhalai district.

Valid documents would be submitted to the concerned authority on Tuesday morning for securing the marriage certificate.

The woman had filed a case against the MLA on May 20 at Agartala Women's Police Station accusing him of raping and deceiving by not marrying her.

In her complaint, the woman had claimed that she was "socially engaged" to the IPFT MLA from Rimavalley constituency.

She had claimed that the legislator maintained an intimate relationship with her but later refused to tie the nuptial knot.

The MLA was booked for raping the woman.

The Tripura High Court had on June 1 rejected the anticipatory bail plea of the MLA.

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