Madhya Pradesh: Congress MLA's Absconding Son Arrested in Rape Case

By: Riya Jha
28 Oct 2021 12:27:55 AM Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh police, on Tuesday, arrested Karan Morwal, the son of Badnagar MLA Murli Morwal, the Indian Express reported. The police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 25,000 on his arrest.


The younger Morwal was on the run for over six months after a woman lodged a rape case against him. Police told the paper that while absconding, the accused frequently changed locations and cell phones.


According to officials, a first information report was registered on April 2 against Karan Morwal at the women’s police station in Indore. The victim is a young woman who is a member of the Youth Congress. According to the complaint, the accused allegedly took her to a local hotel in Indore on February 14. She fell unconscious after consuming a drink offered by him. After that, he allegedly raped her at an apartment. Later, when she gained consciousness, he told her that he intended to marry her.


On October 19, the investigators interrogated the accused’s younger brother Shivam as they suspected he was aware of his brother’s hideout, an official told the Press Trust of India. The same evening, Murali Morwal, the Congress MLA, was seen by witnesses arriving at Palasia police station adjacent to the Indore women’s police station. He is said to have had some closed-door meetings. 


After about a week later, Karan Morwal was arrested near Maksi town in Shajapur district, about 80 km from Indore. He was arrested after locals outed him to cops who had put up ‘wanted posters‘ of the rape accused with the cash prize. NDTV reported that Morwal junior was seen misbehaving with the arresting officers.


The press had caught up to Murali Morwal earlier on Wednesday and asked about his absconding son, but the legislator left while saying he didn't want to say anything to the media on the issue.

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