Delhi Police cop rapes 14-year-old domestic help at home, absconds after her mother calls 100
A Delhi Police head constable raped a 14-year-old domestic worker at his home in outer Delhi’s Mundka on Tuesday, police said. Rajendra Singh Sagar, additional deputy commissioner of police (outer district), said the survivor’s medical examination has confirmed rape.
“We have booked the head constable for rape and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The policeman is absconding, but we have formed a team to track him,” said Sagar.
The officer said the accused is a resident of Mundka in outer Delhi and is currently serving in the security department at a court complex in Delhi. His wife is also a court employee. Hindustan Times is not publishing the name of the policeman to protect the survivor’s identity.
“The head constable hired the minor girl about a month ago. He allegedly raped the girl when she visited the house for work on Tuesday. His wife was away at work when the crime took place,” said ADCP Sagar.
The accused allegedly threatened the teenager before allowing her to go home, but the girl still told her mother.
“Her mother made a call to the police control room (PCR) immediately. We sent the girl for medical examination and registered a case, but the accused escaped before we could catch him,” said ADCP Sagar, adding that the rape survivor is medically stable and is being counselled to help her cope with the trauma.
The officer said the policeman’s wife has not been able to provide any leads on her husband’s whereabouts.
Another senior police officer said no decision on departmental action such as suspension or dismissal from service has been taken against the accused yet. “We are waiting to arrest and interrogate him first,” added this officer who asked not to be named.
This is not the first time that a Delhi Police official has been accused of rape. In July 2015, a reportedly drunk assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Delhi Police allegedly raped a 23-year-old at gunpoint in west Delhi’s Rani Bagh. The allegation was immediately followed by the accused’s dismissal from service with the then commissioner of police BS Bassi announcing that the accused policeman would be sacked without any departmental enquiry.
In December 2017, an assistant sub-inspector deployed at Mianwali police station in outer Delhi allegedly raped a 30-year-old woman complainant on the pretext of helping her. That policeman too was immediately dismissed from service.
More recently, in September last year, an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) was accused of raping his woman friend on the pretext of marriage. The senior officer was sent on leave after the registration of a criminal case.