Dhanbad (Jharkhand), Feb 13 (PTI) A special MP/MLA court in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district on Tuesday acquitted BJP's Baghmara legislator Dhulu Mahto of rape attempt charges.

Special judge of Dhanbad MP/MLA court, Akhilesh Kumar, while hearing the case, said that as the prosecution could not produce evidence of the incident, accused Dhulu Mahto is being acquitted of the charges.

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Additional Public Prosecutor Samit Prakash told reporters that the complainant turned hostile in the case.

A woman BJP leader had alleged that Mahto had attempted to rape her after calling her at a guest house in November 2015.

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On the directive of the high court, an FIR was lodged against Mahto on October 4, 2019. Her statement was recorded on February 15, 2020.

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