New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday (August 10) booked former BJP MLA Manoj Shokeen for allegedly raping and threatening his daughter-in-law at gunpoint on the occasion of celebrating New Year on December 31, 2018, and January 1, 2019.

According to reports, the victim allegedly approached the police on Thursday (August 8) following which an FIR was registered against the former BJP MLA who contested twice from Nangloi Assembly seat.

According to the police, the victim said that she left her maternal home along with her husband, brother, and a cousin as they were going to her in-laws home in Meera Bagh area.

The victim further said that instead of taking her to their house, her husband took her to a hotel in Paschim Vihar area.

The FIR, filed by the victim stated, “As we reached the hotel, some of our relatives were already present there to celebrate the New Year's Eve. After the party, we went to my in-law's house at Meera Bagh at around 12:30 am on January 1. My husband went out with his friends while I went to sleep.”

Speaking further about the incident, the police said that around 1:30 am, Shokeen asked her to open the door as he wanted to talk to her. Minutes after he entered the room, he allegedly started to touch her inappropriately. As she opposed moments, Shokeen took out his gun and threatened her stating that he would kill her brother if she tries to raise an alarm.

The victim also claimed that she had filed a domestic violence case against her in-laws at the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell in the Saket court, which she had filed soon after her marriage in December 2018.

"On July 7 this year in the CAW cell, my mother and father were harassed. An FIR has been filed in the Saket police station in this regard. On Wednesday, when I reached the Saket court regarding the domestic violence case and met the protection officer to record my statement, the protection officer concerned assured me and my family's safety. Following which I narrated my ordeal to the officer and my parents," the FIR read.

According to deputy commissioner of police, Seju P Kuruvilla, a case has been registered against Shokeen under sections 376 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the police officials have initiated a probe in this case and appropriate action will be taken.