After seven years of suffering, a case of molestation, rape and threatening to kill was registered on Tuesday against a block education officer (BEO) after the 32-year-old victim finally moved court.
Geeta (name changed), a resident of Tauru in Mewat district, complained that Dr Satbir Singh, a resident of village Hasanpur of Tauru, had raped her for six years. The victim had met the accused in 2005 in Tauru when he was posted as the BEO. He had helped her get a job as a guest teacher.
The accused got her posted in a school in Mandarka village near Tauru. There was no transport facility to reach that village so he assigned a male teacher to pick and drop her. However, the teacher allegedly tried to molest her after a month and she complained to the accused.
Singh then got her transferred to his office.
Police said that the education officer subsequently raped her and forced her to remain silent by holding her life and job to ransom.
Geeta was intimidated by his threats as she was a divorcee with no other source of income.
In 2008, the victim succeeded in getting a transfer to Faridabad but the accused continued to visit her. When she resisted, he threatened her and also started blackmailing her on the basis of stolen documents.
Finally, when police refused to register the case, Geeta was forced to move court.
Rajender Singh, station house officer (SHO), said, "The BEO was suspended a few months ago. We will arrest him soon."
Dr Satbir Singh, however, denied the allegations. "I am innocent. She (Geeta) had demanded R7 lakh from me but I had denied. Since then, she has been blackmailing me. I had also met the commissioner of police regarding this matter. I never got her a job nor was I friendly with her," Singh said.