Cop rapes woman, 23, threatens to circulate obscene video online

  • | Tuesday | 21st November, 2023

AGRA: A constable from the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), stationed in Kanpur, allegedly raped a recently engaged woman in his hometown in Agra. The 23-year-old woman, who got engaged on November 5, was on her way to settle pending dues at a nearby "marriage home" when the constable, Yogesh Kumar, convinced her to accompany him on his motorcycle.The survivor said Kumar forcibly took her to a room, where she was physically assaulted and sexually abused on Thursday. Pushpendra, the caretaker of the marriage home, stood guard outside the room. Upon the womans complaint, the police registered an FIR against the constable and the caretaker on Friday, citing charges under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The survivor added that the constable filmed an obscene video of her and threatened to share it on social media. She said, "He also threatened to harm my family if I reported the incident. Eventually, he dropped me near my house after I pleaded with him to let me go."DCP Sonam Kumar said on Saturday, "The woman underwent a medical examination and recorded her statement in the court under CrPC Section 164. The accused constable has been arrested and sent to jail as per court orders."Locals said the woman hails from a financially struggling family, and is the youngest of three siblings. Her father, a labourer, passed away during the Covid pandemic. She now lives with her mother and her siblings and works at a mobile phone shop.

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