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Army officer held for rape sent to judicial remand

IANS | Shimla |

A local court on Monday sent an Army Colonel arrested on charges of raping a fellow officer’s daughter to 12 days in judicial remand.

The 21-year-old woman, an adopted daughter of a Lt Colonel, filed a police complaint on November 20 against the 56-year-old accused posted at the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) here. The Lt Colonel is also posted at the ARTRAC.

After preliminary investigations, a case under the Indian Penal Code was registered and the Colonel arrested on November 22.

In her complaint, the woman said she was called by the Colonel to his residence with a promise to introduce her to people associated with the modelling industry.

She accused the Colonel of forcing her to drink alcohol and raping her. He even allegedly threatened to ‘ruin’ her father’s career if she revealed the crime to anyone.

A police official said the medical examination and forensic lab reports of the young woman were awaited.

Police did not disclose the identity of the accused officer.