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Swati Maliwal Shows Bruises Over Left Leg, Right Cheek | MLC Report

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, who alleged being assaulted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s personal secretary Bibhav Kumar, has reportedly suffered bruises over her left leg and right cheek, as per the Medico-legal Case (MLC) report. The report, issued after Maliwal’s examination at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS Delhi […]

Swati Maliwal
Swati Maliwal

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, who alleged being assaulted by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s personal secretary Bibhav Kumar, has reportedly suffered bruises over her left leg and right cheek, as per the Medico-legal Case (MLC) report. The report, issued after Maliwal’s examination at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS Delhi on May 16, indicates a bruise measuring 3×2 centimeters on her “proximal left leg dorsal aspect” and another bruise of 2×2 centimeters below her right eye.

Earlier, an FIR was lodged by Delhi Police following Maliwal’s complaint against Kejriwal’s aide. In her complaint, Maliwal alleged that Bibhav Kumar “slapped” her “at least seven to eight times,” “brutally dragged” her, and “kicked” her in the “chest, stomach, and pelvis area.”

The FIR details the events of May 13 when Maliwal went to Chief Minister Kejriwal’s residence. “I went inside the camp office and called CM’s PS Bibhav Kumar but I could not go in. I then sent a message to his mobile number (through WhatsApp). However, there was no response. I then went inside the residential area through the main door as I have always done in the past year since Bibhav Kumar was not present I entered the residence area and informed the staff present there to tell the CM here to meet him,” the FIR read.

“I was informed that he was present in the house and I was told to wait in the drawing room. I went into the drawing room sat on the sofa and waited for him to meet me,” Maliwal said.

“One of the staff members came and told me that CM was coming to meet me and suddenly, the PS of CM, Bibhav Kumar barged into the room. He started screaming without any provocation and even started abusing me. I was stunned by this….and I reacted by telling him to stop talking to me like this and to call the CM,” her statement read.

“He then abused me and asked who are you to not listen to what I say. While saying these words, he came and stood right in front of me. Without any provocation whatsoever on my side, he started slapping me with full force. He slapped me seven to eight times at least while I continued screaming. I felt absolutely shocked and was screaming for help over and over again. In order to protect myself I pushed him away with my legs,” she said.

“At that time, he pounced on me, brutally dragged me and deliberately pulled my shirt up. My shirt buttons opened and my shirt flew up. I landed on the floor while hitting my head on the centre table. I was constantly screaming for help but no one came. After that, Bibhav Kumar did not relent and attacked me by kicking me in my chest, stomach and pelvis area with his legs. I was in extreme pain and kept telling him to stop. My shirt was coming up but he continued to assault me,” the AAP MP said.

The FIR has been filed under IPC Sections 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide), 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 354B (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

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