56-year-old Army colonel was arrested on Nov 22 for raping 21-year-old daughter of a lieutenant colonel who is posted at the Army Training Command in Shimla.
An FIR was registered under Section 376 after the preliminary investigations into the case. After the complaint was filed, the victim was sent to the medical test which confirmed the victim’s ordeal. SP Shimla Soumya Sambasivan has confirmed the arrest.
According to the police, the woman has been medically examined, after which the arrest was made. The accused was produced in the court on Nov 24.
According to the complaint, the incident took place at Colonel’s official residence in Shimla on Nov 20. The victim who was forcefully pushed into Colonel’s room was made to drink liquor and was later raped.
According to the complaint, the accused invited victim and her father to attend an event at Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre a day before the assault took place. The colonel then suggested them that the victim should live with his daughter in Mumbai and find her way into modelling. On next day, the Colonel called her to his office to give him her photos so that he could forward them to his daughter in Mumbai. After she reached Colonel’s official home, she was forced into a room, forced to drink liquor and raped.
The survivor alleged that the officer had threatened to ruin her father’s career if she spoke about the incident to anyone.
In the complaint, the 21-year-old victim also named a friend of the Colonel, who was present at the house when the incident took place.