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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

Soldier accused of rape attempt in J-K’s Samba

Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said they do not have the details of the incident but were looking into the matter.

india Updated: May 18, 2019 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jammu
Rajan Khadyal, the soldier, allegedly abducted the student while she was on way to her relative’s house from her university. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Rajan Khadyal, the soldier, allegedly abducted the student while she was on way to her relative’s house from her university. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
         

A soldier on Friday allegedly attempted to rape a university student in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district after abducting her in his SUV.

Rajan Khadyal, the soldier, allegedly abducted the student while she was on way to her relative’s house from her university. “He slapped me three to four times, kidnapped me and tried to rape me in his vehicle,’’ the student alleged.

Khadyal allegedly removed SIM cards from her mobile and kept hitting her inside the vehicle. “He also cut my wrist with a blade and wrote his name on it. I kept screaming but he did not relent. I tried to escape but he again abducted me.”

The student said Khadyal would allegedly stalk her regularly and she along with her family had earlier complained to his father. “I was in a semi-conscious condition... I want justice. He has been a habitual offender and has harassed girls in the past as well,” said the student, who has been hospitalised in Kathua.

Vijaypur police station in charge Rakesh Bamba said Khadyal is absconding but he will be arrested soon. Bamba said Khadyal is a sepoy posted with 6 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry probably in Jabalpur.

Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said they do not have the details of the incident but were looking into the matter. “Once the official details come to us, they will be shared.”

First Published: May 18, 2019 22:22 IST