The Hush Post: A Colonel of the Indian Army has been arrested for allegedly raping a colleague’s daughter in Shimla. Sources say, the Colonel posted in ARTRAC Shimla had invited his fellow officer’s family for dinner-cum-event at a local club on November 19. On that day, the victim had accompanied her father.
After the event during a chat, the accused officer asked the daughter of his fellow officer to try a career in modelling, since ‘she was good looking’ and could do well in the high fashion industry. He said that he would get her introduced into the industry through his daughter, who too is a model. Then the accused sought the phone number of the girl. The victim took his advice seriously and later sent some of her pictures to the accused Colonel on Whatsapp. The victim is said to have then visited the Colonel’s residence in Longwood, Shimla. She accused that the Colonel forcibly shoved liquor down the victim’s throat and she was allegedly raped by more than one person. Subsequently, she felt unconscious. Later in the evening at about 4:30 pm when she gained consciousness, she immediately ran out of the accused’s place and the accused Colonel followed in tow threatening that should she disclose this to anyone her father’s career would be ruined.
Following the incident, she narrated it to her family. Subsequently, a complaint was registered, and upon medical examination it was confirmed that she had been raped. The accused officer has been arrested. An FIR under Section 376-D of the IPC has been registered which means that if a woman is raped by one or more persons, it is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 20 years, but may extend to life. The Superintendent of Police, Shimla, Soumya Sambasivan has confirmed the incident.