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Chandigarh: Cop held for ‘raping’ minor, remanded in judicial custody

According to information available, the accused was caught red-handed by the victim’s father, who raised the alarm, following which other residents gathered and called the PCR.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
October 1, 2015 8:58:27 am

The Chandigarh Police on Wednesday arrested a constable posted in its women’s cell for allegedly raping a minor girl at her residence in Gobindpura colony, Manimajra, on the night intervening September 29 and 30. The accused was produced in the court which remanded him in judicial custody.

According to information available, the accused was caught red-handed by the victim’s father, who raised the alarm, following which other residents gathered and called the PCR.

The accused has been identified as Ankit, 26. A native of Uttar Pradesh, he is posted in the women’s cell of the UT Police. He is a neighbour of the victim and allegedly raped her when she was alone at her home.

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The victim’s father said he was sleeping on the first floor of his house while his wife was sleeping on the second floor with his daughter. Around 12.30 am, his wife complained of a severe pain in her stomach, following which they decided to go to hospital.

“On returning, I went to the upper floor to check whether my daughter was sleeping. When I reached her room, Ankit was raping her and was also threatening her with dire consequences if she disclosed this to anyone,” added the victim’s father.

The victim’s father raised the alarm and called some of his relatives who were living in the neighbourhood. Many people gathered, called the PCR and handed over the accused to them. However, the victim’s family alleged that the police took the girl to the police station at 2 am and did not let her go, following which they protested outside the police station. The family members also alleged that the police took 10 hours to get the medical examination done.

Manimajra Station House Officer Jaswinder Singh said that they had arrested Ankit after the medical examination of the victim confirmed rape. He said that Ankit was booked under sections 376 (rape) and 452 (house trespass) of the IPC and various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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