A local Congress worker has been booked for allegedly raping his 15-year-old neighbour repeatedly in the district, a senior police official said on Thursday.
The victim's brother filed a complaint on Wednesday against 45-year-old Abdul Salaam, an ex-ward member of Lakheri municipality board in this district, SHO Bhagwati Prashad Suman said.
The minor, a school dropout, has alleged that Salaam had raped her couple of times when she was alone at home, the SHO said.
The victim further said that Salaam would frequently visit her home and molest her.
The girl said the ordeal has been going on for over months and she was threatened not to reveal it, the SHO informed.
She has undergone medical examination and the report is awaited, he added.
Salaam has been booked under under section 376 and POSCO Act, Suman said, adding the accused was not yet arrested.
The victim lives with her two brothers in Lakheri. She divulged the ordeal to one of her brothers who then filed a complaint with the police.