A Delhi Police constable and his friend, employed with Delhi Development Authority (DDA), have been accused of gang-raping a 30-year-old woman in west Delhi’s Ranhola on Thursday night.
Police sources said the duo, apparently under the influence of alcohol, beat up the woman when she tried to resist the sexual assault. They even threatened her with dire consequences if she told anybody about the crime or reported it to the police.
On Friday, the police constable and the DDA employee were nabbed after the woman filed a gang rape and threat complaint against them at the Ranhola police station. Both the men have been placed under suspension while a departmental enquiry has also been initiated against the police constable, a senior police officer said.
The arrested Delhi Police constable has been identified as Kailash who was posted at the summon cell of outer district police. The other accused was identified as Chhote, a DDA staffer.
According to the senior officer, the incident came to light around 12.20am on Friday, when the woman called the police control room (PCR) and alleged that she had been gang-raped by a police constable and his friend. Senior police officers along with the SHO of the Ranhola Police station reached the woman’s home in Shiv Vihar.
“The woman was sent to a nearby government hospital for medical examination that confirmed sexual assault on her. A case under section 376, 2(D), and 506 (criminal intimidation) was registered on her complaint against constable Kailash and Chhote who were later arrested from their respective homes,” said the officer.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was alone at her home on Thursday night when the incident took place. Around 10.30 pm, Chhote — whom she knew for the past some months arrived at her place with constable Kailash — and knocked at the door.
“As Chhote was known to her, the woman opened the door and allowed them to come inside. The duo claimed that they had come to meet the woman’s husband. The two soon overpowered the woman and forced themselves on her. They slapped and threatened to kill her when she resisted,” the officer said.
The two stayed put at the woman’s home till her husband returned from work. Before leaving, they threatened the couple with dire consequences if they reported the matter to the police, said the officer.