Army colonel arrested in Shimla for allegedly raping subordinate's daughter; to be produced in court today
A 56-year-old army colonel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping the daughter of a lieutenant colonel
Shimla: A 56-year-old army colonel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) in Shimla, police said.
The 21-year-old woman had filed a complaint on Monday and the colonel was arrested on Wednesday after preliminary investigations, they said.
An FIR under relevant sections of the IPC was registered after the statement of the victim was recorded and medical examination conducted, police said.
Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan confirmed the registration of the FIR and arrest of the colonel but refused to disclose his identity.
“The woman said she used to talk to the colonel over phone and he invited her to his place a couple of days ago and raped her,” a police source said.
Investigations are in progress and the accused would be produced in court on Thursday.
More details of the incident are awaited.
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