New Delhi: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi's personal assistant PP Madhavan has been accused of raping a Dalit woman. The Delhi Police has registered an FIR in the case. According to media reports, a case of rape has been registered against 71-year-old PP Madhavan. The Delhi Police has also issued a statement in this regard, which said that a case has been registered against PP Madhavan under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
The FIR has been registered at Uttam Nagar police station on Saturday (June 25, 2022) following a complaint by the victim. However, PP Madhavan has denied the allegations, claiming that they are baseless and part of a conspiracy. He is accused of raping the said Dalit woman by giving the guise of marriage and job. The victim became a widow in 2020. Her husband used to be a labourer in the Congress office in Delhi. According to the FIR copy, in the name of an interview related to work, Sonia Gandhi's personal assistant called the woman to a house in Sunder Nagar. During the meeting, he expressed his desire to marry the victim stating that he was divorced from his wife. The woman was going through a financial crisis at that time. At the same time, due to corona, women's condition was also bad. In this case, she accepted this offer. After this, they often started talking to each other through video calls.
The FIR further alleges that one day PP Madhavan crossed the limits and called the woman to meet him at the terminal of Uttam Nagar metro station. At the same time, inside a car in the parking lot, he raped the woman. The FIR also mentions another incident, the woman was treated in a similar manner by calling another house. When he started issuing threats, the woman decided to complain to the police. The victim has sought protection from the police saying that she has been receiving death threats from PP Madhavan.