Gurugram SHO booked for repeatedly raping woman and recording the video of act

The Hush Post | 2:05 pm | One-minute read

A Station House Officer in Gurugram was arrested after a woman allegedly accused him of raping her repeatedly. Also, she accused him of blackmailing her with a video of the act.

According to the reports by News 18, the woman in her complaint stated that in November 2017, she married a man from Uddana in Jind. But soon after their marriage, there were conflicts between them. When she approached the police against her husband, the case was transferred to the all-women police station (west) Gurugram. She used to visit police station frequently regarding the case when she met the accused Dalbir Singh.

“He asked me where I had come from. I told him I was from Mohangarh in Jind. The officer said he, too, was from Pindara from the same district. He assured me all the help and asked for my phone number. I trusted him, and gave him the number,” the TOI quoted from the woman’s complaint.

The woman alleged that the SHO had been calling her since she gave him her phone number. Also, she said that he helped her get a job at a restaurant for living.

On July 10, she was waiting for a bus to Gurugram from Jind. Dalbir arrived in his swift car and offered to drop her.

The woman reportedly said, “After crossing Pindara bypass, the police officer covered the windows with dark sun guards. He also covered the front and the read windscreens and raped me in the car at an isolated spot. He then dropped me in Gurugram.”

Further, she said that Singh had asked her to meet him in his government quarter the following day. When she went there to confront him, Singh offered her a drink spiked with sedatives. She fell unconscious after having the drink and was raped again. She alleged that Singh recorded the video of the act at that time.

She said that the police officer sent her the video on her mobile phone and threatened to circulate it. Shaken and vexed, she decided to commit suicide.

She said, “I was about to jump in the Rani Lake (in Jind) when a cop saw me and persuaded me to change my mind. He helped me file the complaint against the police officer.”

A case was registered against the SHO in the all-women police station of Jind under sections 376(2)(n) and 376(2)(f) (rape a relative, guardian or a person of trust) of the IPC along with section 67A (publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit content) of the IT Act.

Singh was set to retire next year. He was sent to the police lines after the woman lodged the complaint against him on Friday. He has also been produced in court and remanded in three days’ custody.

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