MP: Out on bail, man rapes woman again after two years, threatens her to withdraw case; videographs incident

A man released on bail after being arrested in a 2020 rape case allegedly sexually assaulted the same victim with a knife in
The police said the Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh and threatened them to withdraw their complaint against him.

The woman complained that the incident involving the accused and his friend took place about a month ago, they said.

An official said the victim, now 19, was raped by the same accused two years ago when she was a minor.

“According to the complainant, the accused Vivek Patel, who had raped her earlier, committed the same crime with his friend,” said the official at Patan Police Station, Asif Iqbal.

The accused was arrested in 2020 for raping the victim. However, he was released on bail about a year later in 2021, he said.

“In her complaint, the victim told the police that the accused raped her at a knife point with his friend about a month ago by forcibly entering her home. Iqbal said the accused and his friend videotaped the act and then threatened to publish the clip on social media if the previous complaint she had filed was not withdrawn.

He said a gang rape case was registered on Monday and the police launched a search operation to arrest the accused.

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