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Woman files rape complaint against Karnataka Minister

india Updated: May 03, 2010 03:02 IST

The woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Karnataka Minister tonight filed a complaint of rape and criminal intimidation against him with the Director General of Police.

The woman, along with her husband Venkatesh Murthy, drove to the residence of DGP Ajai Kumar Singh and filed the
complaint against Food and Civil Supplies Minister Harathalu, who quit today following a media report which alleged that he sexually assaulted a friend's wife.

"He (the DGP) has assured that an inquiry will be conducted," said Murthy, adding "he (Halappa) has done a bad
thing. He should be punished. It (the entire episode) should not become an entertainment for the people".

The woman alleged that Halappa had threatened to kidnap their children, while her husband charged him with holding out threat to their life.

Murthy said they did not file the complaint in Shimoga because they fear that it might be "dumped" because of
"political pressure".