Army Colonel arrested for raping lieutenant colonel's daughter in Shimla

Elias Hubbard
November 23, 2017

The Shimla Police have arrested an Army Colonel in connection with alleged gangrape of the daughter of a Lieutenant-Colonel posted at the Army Training Command.

In the complaint filed on Tuesday, the victim stated the 56-year old Colonel drugged and molested her on Monday night at a house in Longwood, a Shimla suburb.

Based on the victim's complaint, police registered a case under IPC section 376 (rape) against both the Colonel and his friend. She filed a complaint on the same day and the colonel was arrested after preliminary investigations, sources said. The Shimla police have booked the two men on the after recording the statement of the survivor and completing medical examination.

Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan confirmed the registration of the FIR and arrest of the colonel but refused to disclose his identity. The accused then took them out for dinner and suggested that the survivor live with his daughter in Mumbai to find her way into the modelling profession. She also named Colonel's friend as an accused in the crime. However, when she went to his place, the Colonel forced her into a room, made her drink liquor and raped her.

The victim who did not suspect any foul play, send her pictures to the accused via WhatsApp, following which he asked her to come down to his residence to meet a few professionals from the modelling industry.

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