Crime and Accident

UP cop arrested for attempting to rape 7-year-old inside police post

UP cop arrested for attempting to rape 7-year-old inside police post

Rampur: What can be worst, when a child is not safe from a policeman. In such one incident, an assistant sub-inspector of police in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur was jailed for an alleged rape attempt on a 7-year-old girl inside a police post.

The incident took place on Saturday night and the accused was sent to prison on Sunday.

“The accused, Tejveer Singh, was posted at a police post under Kemri police station. He was suspended after a preliminary investigation and eventually sent to prison,” said Rampur superintendent of police (SP) Vipin Tada. “We have also registered an FIR and initiated investigation,” he added.

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According to a police complaint filed by family members of the girl, she was playing near the police post when the accused lured her inside the police post, reports Hindustan Times.

“Tejveer forcefully undressed the girl and tried to force himself on her,” reads the complaint.

Based on the complaint, police have charged Singh under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty). However, they have not charged him under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) Act.

“A team from Kemri police station interrogated Tejveer in the presence of a senior official on Sunday before he was sent to prison,” said the SP. “I have asked the team to complete the investigation at the earliest,” he added.