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Punjab Police inspector booked for raping 50-year-old woman

Shocker: Phase-10 woman alleges cop was following her, raped her in her car on Sec 46/47 road on Friday night

punjab Updated: Feb 12, 2018 13:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Punjab Police,Police inspector,cop rapes 50-year-old
Inspector Sukhdev Singh, Phase-11 station house officer(HT File )

The UT police have booked a Punjab Police inspector, posted as the station house officer (SHO) in Phase 11, Mohali, for raping a 50-year-old woman.

The woman, who is resident of Phase 10, Mohali, in her statement to the police alleged that inspector Sukhdev Singh raped her in her car on the road dividing Sectors 46 and 47 here on Friday night.

Stopped car as she was unwell

The victim said that she had come to Chandigarh for treatment for some ailment and was on her way back home when the incident took place.

The woman said she had stopped her car and opened its doors for some fresh air as she was feeling nauseated. It was then that the SHO allegedly overpowered and raped her in the car. The woman alleged that the cop had been following her.

Taken to GMCH-32 for examination

Police said the victim had first gone to the Sector-49 police station to report rape, from where she was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, for medical examination. Police teams were also sent to the alleged crime spot after which a team from the Sector-31 police station registered a case as the area was under their jurisdiction.

The case was registered under Sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Calling the allegations “totally baseless”, inspector Sukhdev Singh said he has not been contacted by the UT police to join investigations yet. “I had met the woman in 2017 in connection to a similar complaint she had lodged against a Phase-11 resident,” he said. “I have not met her since. I don’t know why she is making such allegations.”

“We have registered the case on the woman’s statement and are verifying the allegations,” said Sector-31 SHO inspector Gurjeet Kaur.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 13:38 IST