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Booked for ‘raping’ junior’s daughter, Colonel sent to 3-day police custody

IANS | Shimla |

An Army Colonel, arrested on the charges of raping a Lieutenant Colonel’s daughter, was sent to three days in police custody by a court on Thursday.

The 21-year-old woman filed a police complaint on 20 November against the 56-year-old Army Colonel, posted at the Army Training Command (ARTRAC).

The father of the girl, Lieutenant Colonel, is also posted at the ARTRAC.

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

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.

Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan said the medical examination report of the young woman was awaited. Police did not disclose the identify of the accused officer.

Director General of Police Somesh Goyal told reporters that investigation into the woman’s complaint was on.