A post is being shared widely on Facebook with a claim that Rahul Gandhi was involved in the gang-rape of a woman named Sukanya Devi in 2006. Let’s try to analyze the authenticity of the claim made in the post.
Claim: In 2006, Rahul Gandhi gang raped a woman named Sukanya Devi.
Fact: In 2012, Supreme Court has dismissed the rape charges filed against Rahul Gandhi. In its verdict, SC said that there is no truth in the allegations made on Rahul Gandhi. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched on Google about the claims made in the post, an article published by ‘India Today’ in October 2012 was found in the search results. According to the article, it is understood that in 2012, the Supreme court had quashed the charges filed against Rahul Gandhi in the 2006 rape case saying that “not even an iota of evidence” was found to prove that the alleged rape happened on that day. Supreme Court had also fined Samajwadi Party (SP) ex-MLA Kishore Samrite for filing a false case. The Supreme Court’s verdict on this case can be read here.
From an article published in ‘The Times of India’, it can be seen that Rahul Gandhi had filed an affidavit that there is no truth in the accusations made against him in that rape case.
To summarize, the rape allegations against Rahul Gandhi were FALSE as the Supreme Court dismissed the 2006 rape case against Rahul Gandhi in 2012.
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