Indian Air Force Lieutenant arrested for rape of colleague in Coimbatore

A Flight Lieutenant at the Indian Airforce College in Redfields, Coimbatore has been arrested for allegedly raping an officer. The accused had been booked under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the officer arrested has been sent to judicial custody and is currently lodged at Udumalpet jail.

The Coimbatore police told the media that further investigation is underway and the issue of jurisdiction is also being discussed.

The woman IAF officer was reportedly sexually assaulted at the Coimbatore Air Force Administrative College. The incident allegedly took place two weeks ago and the woman officer had reportedly filed a complaint with the IAF authorities but no action was taken since.

A police complaint was filed with the Coimbatore police after and the complainant has reportedly stated that she was not satisfied with the enquiry done by the IAF authorities.

The  29-year-old officer who lives in the college facilities sustained an injury while playing a sport on September 10. She is reported to have taken medication and gone to sleep in her room, when she woke up in the night, she had allegedly been sexually assaulted.


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