Guwahati, Aug 10: Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain has allegedly been booked for raping and threatening a 24-year old woman in Nagaon district. The Assam police has launched a probe in connection with the matter.

A case was registered against him following a complaint at the Nagaon police station on August 2. Meanwhile, the woman has refused to undergo a medical examination.

Speaking to PTI, a senior official of Nagaon Police Station said that the case was registered last week bearing the number 2592/18. “The FIR was registered under IPC sections 417 (cheating), 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation). We are investigating and have already noted the lady’s statement,” he said.

“The complaint says that the alleged incident took place seven to eight months ago. Both Gohain and the woman knew each other for a long time and the Union minister used to visit her home,” the official said.

As per reports, Gohain had committed the crime at the woman’s home when her husband and other family members were not present.

Asked if Gohain’s arrest is imminent, the police official said, “We are probing now. If required, arrest will happen only after the probe is complete.”

(Inputs from PTI)