A 35-year-old assistant commandant of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was arrested for allegedly raping a 28-year-old woman whom he had promised to marry, the police said.
According to the police, the CRPF personnel, identified as Chanchal Parwana, was arrested by the south Delhi Police on Tuesday following investigation into an FIR lodged by the woman who had met him through a social networking website.
The FIR was lodged in December last year, but Parwana could not be arrested since he had gone to Syria on a UN peacekeeping mission, a senior police officer said.
“Parwana returned to India on January 13 after attending the UN peacekeeping mission. The victim informed us about his arrival and we arrested him,” said the officer, adding that the victim lived in a rented accommodation in Chattarpur and earned her livelihood by giving private tuitions in her locality.
Parwana, the officer said, had joined the CRPF in 2008 and was posted in Manesar when he came in contact with the victim through a social networking site.
In her complaint, the victim told the police that Parwana, who actually hails from Jammu, betrayed her by posing himself as Rudra Pratap Singh, a Major in the Indian Army. Also, he had allegedly told her that he hailed from Jalandhar in Punjab and his father was a college principal.
“She first met him on July 15, 2011, after which he started visiting her place. During that period, he convinced her that he was unmarried and assured her that he will marry her. He also established physical relations with the girl before leaving for Syria. The victim found herself cheated when he learnt that Parwana was already married and had two children,” said an investigating officer, adding that Parwana was released on bail on Wednesday.