BJP corporator booked for rape near Mumbai; NCP leader under scanner for recording the act

Daya Gaikwad is a corporator for Gauripada area in Kalyan (West) and former chairman of the education department of the KDMC.

mumbai Updated: Sep 13, 2017 01:39 IST
Sajana Nambiar
Sajana Nambiar
Hindustan Times
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Daya Gaikwad has been booked under Section 376 of the Indian Penal code.(HT)

A Bharatiya Janata Party corporator of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) was booked for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman from Thane. The Vartak Nagar police in Thane have booked Daya Gaikwad under Section 376 of Indian Penal code.

He is a corporator for Gauripada area in Kalyan (West) and former chairman of the education department of the KDMC.

The police are also on the verge of booking Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) women’s wing chief (Kalyan) Ashwini Dhumal and her husband Manoj for allegedly recording the act.

Last week, the woman accused Gaikwad of raping her on different occasions on the pretext of marrying her by concealing his marital status.

She also accused Gaikwad of blackmailing her by recording the act with the help of Ashwini and Manoj, said the police.

The woman met the Thane police chief last week after which a complaint was registered. “She said she met Gaikwad on a social networking site in June. She claimed he took her to a lodge at Titwala on June 7 where he raped her.She alleged he also raped her at a resort on June 16,” said a police officer.

Later, she learnt he was married, said the officer.

“The woman also told us that Ashwini had invited her to her home to sort out the matter, but Gaikwad raped her while the couple shot the act,” said the officer. Gaikwad and the woman would undergo medical tests.

“We are also checking the involvement of the other two accused,”added the officer. HT could not contact Gaikwad as his phone was switched off. Source said that he had been absconding since the police booked him.

First Published: Sep 13, 2017 01:39 IST