SHIMLA RAPE CASE: ACCUSED COLONEL IN JUDICIAL CUSTODY TILL DEC 8

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The Hush Post: The Army Colonel, who allegedly raped daughter of a colleague in Shimla, has been sent in judicial custody till December 8. The officer was arrested on November 22 for allegedly raping the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Shimla. The accused was arrested after the woman filed an FIR against him under relevant sections of the IPC. Earlier, the accused had invited his fellow officer’s family for dinner-cum-event at a local Gaiety Theatre 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 colleague 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 was a model.

A day later, 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. She narrated the incident to her family. Subsequently, a complaint was registered, and upon medical examination it was confirmed that she had been raped. The accused officer was arrested. An FIR under Section 376-D of the IPC has been registered which means that a woman is raped by one or more persons. Later, though the victim had retracted from the statement ‘that two men were involved in the crime.’

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