Cop booked for sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint in UP

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New Delhi: A police constable in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad was booked for sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint for two years.

A First Information Report (FIR) was filed after a 28-year-old woman complained that the accused had sexually assaulted her for the past two years, and threatened to kill her if she disclosed the matter to anyone.

Quoting the woman, a report by The Indian Express said that the constable first raped her at gunpoint when he visited her home two years ago on the pretext of questioning her in connection with a complaint of kidnapping and rape that she had filed against a local youth.

The report quoting police said that the woman has claimed that she did not file a complaint at the time because the constable had promised to marry her. He had allegedly gone on to rape her several times over the last two years.

“Last week, the victim came to know that the accused is married and has a five-year-old son. The victim claims that when she confronted the constable, he threatened her against speaking about the matter to anyone,” the report said quoting a police officer.

The woman met senior police officers with her complaint, and an FIR was registered on Saturday against the constable on charges of rape and criminal intimidation.

“We will have the statement of the victim recorded before a magistrate tomorrow. We will decide on our next step after investigating the evidence. The accused constable has been transferred to Ballia from Moradabad recently,” the report quoted the police officer further saying.


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