STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 3 September
A head constable of Delhi Police landed in police net today for allegedly sexually assaulting a 40-year-old widow in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi.
According to police, the head constable was identified as Anil. One of his friends has also been arrested for criminal conspiracy in the case.
In her complaint to the police, she had accused 53-year-old Anil of sexually assaulting her at a hotel in Mahipalpur late on Monday. Anil and his friend, Devender knew the victim since 2011. The woman told the police that she was taken to a hotel by both, but Devender left after some time. She alleged that Anil then sexually assaulted her.
The victim reported the matter to police after which her medical examination was conducted. It could not confirm sexual assault, but a case was filed on the basis of her complaint.
The officer added that according to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, even touching private parts of a person is considered sexual assault.
A case under sections 376 (rape) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered with Vasant Kunj North police station. Police, however, said that the woman has a criminal background. Her son is in jail for committing several offences.