Reportedly a friend of Colonel has also been named in the FIR who is suspected to have played a role in committing a crime
A serving Army Colonel was arrested on Wednesday on charges of rape of his subordinate Lt Colonel’s daughter at his residence in Shimla, the police said. The Lt. Colonel is posted at the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) in Shimla.
The 56-year-old Colonel was produced today in the court from where he was remanded to the police custody till November 25.
The 21- year-old daughter of the Lt Colonel has alleged that the offence was committed on Monday at the Colonel’s official residence. The FIR was registered the next day. Reportedly a friend of Colonel who is suspected to have played a role in committing a crime has also been named in the FIR.
Shimla Superintendent of Police, Soumya Sambasivan said that the FIR was registered on the victim’s complaint after conducting preliminary investigations. He said the medical examination report of the young woman was awaited. Police did not disclose the identify of the accused officer, said an IANS report.
In her complaint the victim 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.
Director General of Police Somesh Goyal told reporters that investigation into the woman’s complaint was on.