The police constable,arrested in connection with kidnapping and rape of a widow in Jamnagar,was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in Jamnagar late on Saturday.
A month after the 40-year-old victim filed a complaint alleging abduction and rape,B division police of Jamnagar city arrested head constable Pancha Ahir (45) from his residence in that city. Police said that Ahir was posted in Dwarka police station.
The B Division police produced Ahir before a magistrate and sought his remand late on Saturday. However,the court did not grant police plea and instead sent the constable to judicial custody.
Ahir has confessed his involvement in the crime. He has said that he had an extra-marital affair with the woman and had taken her to Dwarka on the day of the crime in a car, B Division police officers said on Sunday.
However,the widow came to know that Ahir had relations with other woman also. The victim and Ahir had a fight on the night of the crime over that third woman. Eventually,they broke up and the woman filed a complaint of rape, the police officers further said.
The victim,a mother of two daughters,had filed a complaint on November 11 stating she had been kidnapped at knifepoint by a woman and a man from Jamnagar city,taken to an unidentified place in Devebhoomi Dwarka district and raped on 10 September.