Army Colonel in Shimla arrested for raping girl

Army Colonel arrested in Shimla for allegedly raping junior’s daughter

The media reported a lot of ambiguity over the statement of the victim as the police and the Command are tight-lipped over this high profile case.

Shimla: The district police of Shimla on November 22, 2017, arrested an Army Colonel for allegedly raping the daughter of his junior, who was posted as the Lieutenant Colonel at the Army Training Command, Shimla.

The Superintendent of the Police, Shimla, Soumya Sambasivan, confirmed the arrest but did not disclose any details regarding the high-profile case.

Two people have been booked for the alleged rape, and the other one is still to be arrested.

The court had sent the arrested accused on police remand till November 25.

As per the statement given to the police by the victim, the said Colonel fist invited the father and daughter to attend an event at the Gaiety Theater of Shimla on November 19.

They dined together after the event. After learning about the future plans of the victim, the Colonel told her to join his daughter, who was in modeling industry, said the victim.

On November 20, the Colonel asked her to share her portfolio with photographs. He told her that he would send the photos to his daughter in Mumbai. The victim shared the portfolio with him.  

On November 21, the Colonel later invited her to his house located in the Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla, on the pretext of meeting modeling professionals. He told the victim that they were waiting for her at his house. He took the girl into confidence by assuring her that his wife and maid were also present at his home, said the victim in her statement to the police.

She alleged that first the Colonel offered her snacks and drinks, and then allegedly raped her with the assistance of his accomplice, who was already present in the house.

The media reported a lot of ambiguity over the statement of the victim as the police and the Command are tight-lipped over this high profile case.

Some reports said that the girl has also alleged that she was made to consume liquor forcefully.

She lost consciousness for a few hours, and rushed to her home after coming into her senses.  The Colonel allegedly threatened to spoil the career of his father and warned her of not disclosing the incident to anyone, she told the police.  

The father of the victim filed FIR against the accused, and the Colonel was arrested by the police on November 22 after preliminary investigation. Medical examination of the victim was already conducted, while the accused was taken to the hospital after being arrested.   

The Training Command has not issued any statement over the incident yet.

  

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