Palash Chandel Rape Case: Rape Accused Reaches IG Office; Demands Immediate Arrest

BASTAR: The tribal victim who filed a rape case against the son of LoP and BJP MLA Narayan Chandel submitted a memorandum at the IG office in Bastar demanding the immediate arrest of the accused. She demanded the constitution of a team to track and detain Palash stating that a delay in the arrest would affect the investigation.

Expressing disappointment, she claimed that Palash Chandel had political support and so no action was taken against him so far. Palash who has been absconding is booked under Indian Penal Code’s Sections 367(2)(n) (repeatedly raping a woman) and 313 (causing miscarriage without consent).

A tribal woman on 19th January filed a complaint against Palash for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marriage for years and forcing her to undergo an abortion. Two FIRs have been filed against him at separate police stations.

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