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Woman accuses Delhi Police constable of rape

New Delhi: A 24-year-old woman has allegedly been raped by a Delhi Police constable on the pretext of marriage in central Delhi’s Deshbandhu Gupta Road area.

Though the incident happened in April, but an FIR was lodged at the Deshbandhu Gupta Road police station yesterday, and an enquiry has been ordered.

The woman had approached the senior police officers of the central district for lodging an FIR against the constable but no case was registered, said Kunal and Ranjan Khatumaria, lawyers for the complainant.

However, senior officers said that an inquiry has been ordered against the constable, who is posted in the Deshbandhu Gupta Road police station, and the allegations are being probed.

In her complaint, the woman has said that she came in contact with the accused a few months ago when he was posted as a beat constable in the area, where she has a shop. She runs the shop with her widow mother.

The duo became friends and she has told police that he would call her every day and talk to her for long periods.

She has claimed that the accused promised to marry her and established physical relations with her, the police said.

In her complaint, she alleged that on the night of April 10, he barged in her house and raped her. She has also claimed that the accused threatened to upload her objectionable photos on the internet if she reported about the matter to his seniors, they added.

She said that the accused said that he is a policeman and nobody can harm him. She has also accused him of tampering with the evidence.

–PTI