Woman inspector accuses platoon commander of rape, files FIR

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2015 22:58 IST

A woman police inspector has accused a platoon commander of raping her after making a false promise of marriage, officials said on Sunday.

Police lodged an FIR against the accused, identified as Ramdutta Pandey, a 29-year-old resident of Sagar district.

The victim, who works with the Women Helpline 1090, filed a complaint at the women’s police station. The victim and Pandey shared a rented flat as live-in partners.

Police have also named Pandey’s mother Manisha Pandey as an accused in the case as she allegedly insulted the victim. Pandey is currently posted with the 8th Battalion of the Special Armed Force in Chhindwara district.

Jehangirabad’s city superintendent of police Salim Khan confirmed that a case had been registered and an investigation had begun.

According to sources, Pandey first met the victim at Chhatarpur in 2008, when she was a trainee sub-inspector. Pandey was a constable at the time. In 2010, Pandey appeared for the platoon commander’s test and was selected. Last year, he was posted with the Women Helpline, where he developed a relationship with the victim after promising to marry her.

After Pandey was transferred to the Special Armed Force in Chhindwara, the victim asked him to marry her but he refused. The victim then approached Pandey's mother, but she too refused to help and insulted the victim by saying that she belonged to a lower caste.

In February, the victim learnt that Pandey was getting married to another woman and filed an FIR.

Pragya Namjoshi, the officer in-charge of the women’s police station, said a case was lodged against Pandey and his mother after a preliminary investigation.

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