Woman constable accuses deputy SP raped her in UP

New Delhi, December 03 (KMS): A woman police constable in the Indian state of Rajasthan has said that one deputy superintendent of police and a former village sarpanch raped her last month in Uttar Pradesh State.

On the woman constable’s complaint, a case of gang-rape has been lodged against the suspended Rajasthan Police Service officer Vijay Shankar Sharma and former sarpanch Badri Arya of the Luhawda village panchayat at the Borekheda police station, the police station’s SHO Mahendra Meena said.

The suspended deputy superintendent of police of the Rajasthan state raped her last month in a dharmshala at Vrindavan in Mathura district of the state, the woman said.

The police officer said that with an RPS officer involved in the case, the probe into the case has been given to Kota’s Additional Superintendent of Police Bhagwat Singh Hingad.

The SHO said the constable had earlier also accused Sharma of molesting her during his tenure as Itawa circle officer, said the SHO, adding the constable had, in fact, filed three cases earlier against Sharma with the police having filed a closure report in one of the cases after investigation.

DSP Sharma was suspended on charges of improper conduct in September this year while serving as Itawa circle officer.