Army officer working with DRDO arrested for alleged rape in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police has arrested an army officer for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Rishi Sharma, a colonel-rank officer deputed as administrator of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at Shamirpet near Hyderabad, was arrested on Monday on a complaint lodged by the victim's family, said Inspector V Umender of Rajendra Nagar police station.

Sharma, who made acquaintance of the young woman in January this year, visited her in the same month one day when she was alone at home and raped her, the complaint said.

He later warned her not to disclose the incident to anybody.

Following the complaint, a case was registered on Monday and Sharma was arrested.

A local court sent him in judicial custody.

Medical examination of the victim revealed that she is pregnant, the police said.

P.S: ADG (Media & Communication) Nitin Wakankar from the Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence in a letter to Firstpost on 24 May 2017 has informed "that the concerned Army officer, Col. Rishi Sharma is not working at the DRDO Centre in Hyderabad and is also in no way connected with DRDO."

Updated Date: May 24, 2017 17:53 PM

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