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Deputy CMO arrested for molesting daughter in UP

Police said the girl alleged that his father often used to assault her mother.

A deputy chief medical officer (CMO) was arrested Sunday for allegedly molesting his daughter at their residence in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow,police said.

Dr Pradeep Kumar,46,posted as deputy CMO in Barabanki,was arrested after his 16-year-old daughter,a class 11 student,lodged a complaint with the police on Sunday,they said.

Police said the girl alleged that his father often used to assault her mother. She told the police that she had gone to her father’s room on Saturday afternoon asking for some money but he grabbed her hand and molested her. The girl claimed that she struggled and managed to escape.

Vibhuti Khand station officer Pankaj Singh said the deputy CMO after allegedly assaulting the girl also threatened her at gunpoint. He said Kumar had locked the house from inside and was not allowing anyone to go out.

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However,the girl managed to make a call to police control room,after which police reached the house and got the girl and other family members rescued,Singh said.

Later,the girl lodged a complaint with the police.

An FIR under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty),323 (voluntarily causing hurt),504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) has been registered at Vibhuti Khand police station.

Singh said they have also recovered the revolver allegedly used by Kumar to threaten his daughter and a whip he used to assault her mother.

According to police,the deputy chief medical officer lives at his residence in Vibhuti Khand along with his wife,two sons and two daughters. They said the complainant is eldest of them.