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Rape charges against police officer

india Updated: Jul 18, 2011 16:19 IST

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A police officer in Assam's Dibrugarh district was arrested Monday on charges of raping a woman in Rohmoria area.

According to the FIR filed by the victim in the Rohmoria police station, it was alleged that the officer in charge sub-inspector Pabitra Pran Barua had gone to her house Sunday to ask for chillies.On finding her alone, the sub-inspector raped her, the FIR said.

Based on the FIR, the SI was suspended and taken into custody, superintendent of police Arabinda Kalita said.

Barua was being questioned and the woman was sent for medical examination, Kalita said.