Cop held for forcing girl to have unnatural sex
A 46-year-old Punjab Police constable has been arrested for forcibly having unnatural sex with a 20-year-old nursing student after beating up her companion in a park here on Saturday evening. HT reports.punjab Updated: Jun 04, 2013 14:29 IST
A 46-year-old Punjab Police constable has been arrested for forcibly having unnatural sex with a 20-year-old nursing student after beating up her companion in a park here on Saturday evening.
The accused has been identified as constable Naval Kishore posted at Punjab Police's crime investigation agency's (CIA) police station.
The incident happened when the victim, a second year student in a private nursing college and her companion, a final year student in the same college here were in the deserted Gandhi Garden at around 5pm on Saturday evening.
In his statement to police, the boy stated that the constable accused them of indulging in indecent behaviour in public and when he objected the constable beat him up and demanded bribe for not registering a case against the couple.
Following which both students panicked and the constable let the boy go to fetch money to be given as bribe for their release.
The boy added that soon after he left the garden, the policeman threatened the victim and forcibly took her away on his motorcycle to an abandoned house, about 2km from the garden, and committed the crime.
The constable brought her back to the garden at around 7pm after which the boy took the girl back to her college hostel. The duo did not report the matter to the warden or college authorities that night.
At 9am on Sunday, they finally disclosed the incident to the college director, who informed the girl's Amritsar-based parents. The family took the victim home to Amritsar without informing the police.
On Sunday afternoon, members of the victim's community learnt about the incident and fearing that the college might hush up the matter reached the institution to ascertain the whereabouts of the girl. It was then that the girl's parents were called to bring her back for medical examination from Amritsar, which proved the charges leveled against the cop.
The delegation met DSP Vibhor Sharma and SP Lakhbir Singh in the presence of local Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Joginder Singh Jindu after which the complaint was lodged against the accused policeman at the Ferozepur Cantonment police station at 9.30pm on Sunday. The victim also certified the boy's statement in the police station after which the constable was arrested on Sunday night. Police sources said the constable had been in detention since then.
Senior superintendent of police Varinder Paul Singh said the police acted promptly and the constable would be meted out exemplary punishment, besides, the departmental action once proven guilty.
Judicial magistrate, first class, Pardeep Singhal sent the constable in a day's police remand. He has been booked under Section 377 (for unnatural sex) of the Indian Penal Code.