Dalit woman accuses boyfriend of rape, assault

Rajkot: A 40-year-old dalit woman has alleged that she was assaulted and raped by her lover in Bhavnagar district on Wednesday evening.

The survivor lodged complaint with the Umrala police station on Thursday following which Yashpalsinh Gohil (40) of Bajud villager was booked on charges of assaultand rape.

According to the woman’s complaint with Umrala police station, Gohil and the complainant were in a relationship since last 4-5 years. During the course of their relationship Gohil borrowed some money from the woman, who is mother of two children and works at a private firm in Bhavnagar town. She is also from Bajud village.
However, when the woman demanded the money back, Gohil, a bachelor, asked her to collect it from his house in Bajud village. When the woman reached the house, Gohil allegedly assaulted and raped her at his farm. The woman on Thursday lodged a rape and assault complaint with the police.
A M Sayyed, deputy superintendent of police SC/ST cell, is investigating the case.


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