Hojai, Assam : BJP leader arrested for attempting to rape woman in Hojai district

In her police complaint, the woman said the accused Kamrul Hoque Choudhury tried to rape her at his house on May 11.

Police on Friday arrested a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader of Hojai district in Assam for allegedly trying to rape a woman.

The accused was identified as Kamrul Hoque Choudhury. He was the president of the BJP’s Minority Morcha in Hojai district.

A case was registered against him at Lanka police station in the central Assam district under IPC sections 376 (rape), 511 (attempting to commit punishable offences) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Hojai district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Suman Chakraborty said a woman under Lanka police station had lodged the complaint. He said the woman stated in her complaint that the accused tried to rape her at his house on May 11.

“The complaint stated the accused person touched the woman’s private parts. Following the complaint, we had registered a case and arrested the accused today,” the officer said.

The police produced the accused before a local court at Sankardev Nagar in Hojai district on Friday which sent him to judicial custody.

Following the incident, the Assam BJP suspended Kamrul Hoque Choudhury from the party.

A copy of the order issued by the Assam BJP said, ‘Kamrul Hoque Choudhury has been suspended from the primary membership of the party for his involvement in anti-social activities.’

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