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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014

ITBP constable held for raping minor in Dharamsala

HT Correspondent  Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), March 23, 2013
First Published: 19:47 IST(23/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:05 IST(23/3/2013)

Police on Saturday arrested an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) constable for allegedly raping a minor here.

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The 25-year-old constable, who has not been named till the medical examination report is released, was a member of the ITBP contingent for the 61st All-India Police Games that concluded here on Friday and was deployed as a help in the bus of the team.

In her complaint, the 16-year-old victim alleged that the incident took place when she was returning home after watching the closing ceremony of the police games on Friday evening.
She alleged that the accused first asked her for her phone number and when she refused, he forcibly took her to an isolated place and raped her.

The ITBP team was staying in a school near the victim’s home. The victim after reaching home narrated the incident to her parents, following which a case was registered under Section 376 of the IPC. The accused was arrested around midnight.

Meanwhile, assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Kangra, Mohit Chawla said, “The medical examination of the victim has been conducted and the report is awaited. We have also sent the clothes of the victim and the accused to Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL), Dharamsala,” said Chawla, refusing to divulge the name of the accused.

“We cannot divulge the name of the accused till the primary investigations are on,” he said, adding that the accused was posted in Jalandhar.

Meanwhile, the local court has sent the accused to three-day police remand.

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