NAVY MAN RAPES 19­YEAR­OLD GIRL ON PRE­TEXT OF MAR­RIAGE

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram - HT Cor­re­spon­dent hre­porters@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

GU­RU­GRAM A 25-year-old man serv­ing in the In­dian Navy was booked on Thurs­day night for al­legedly rap­ing a 19-year-old woman on the pre­text of mar­riage for over a year, the po­lice said on Fri­day.

The woman, in her com­plaint, told the po­lice that she is a res­i­dent of old Gu­ru­gram and has been work­ing with a pri­vate com­pany in the city for the last one year. She met the ac­cused, a res­i­dent of Jha­j­jar, through her rel­a­tive in 2016.

Ac­cord­ing to her com­plaint, the ac­cused be­friended her and started mes­sag­ing her. They met a cou­ple of times when he came to the city on leave. The ac­cused pro­posed her for mar­riage and she read­ily agreed.

“Ac­cord­ing to the woman , on Jan­uary 15, 2018, the ac­cused called her to meet him in a city ho­tel and al­legedly raped her, say­ing that they are go­ing to get mar­ried soon. He told her that he has al­ready spo­ken to his par­ents about her, and will take her to his vil­lage soon,” Su­mit Kuhar, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (crime) said.

The po­lice said the ac­cused took the woman for shop­ping when­ever he vis­ited her dur­ing his leaves, and even in­tro­duced her to his friends as his wife.

The ac­cused also took her to his vil­lage and even in­tro­duced her to his par­ents and rel­a­tives.

“In March this year, the ac­cused booked tick­ets for her to visit him in Port Blair, where he is cur­rently posted. They lived to­gether in a rented flat for al­most a week, and he promised her that they will get mar­ried when he is vis­ited Gu­ru­gram on his next leave,” Kuhar said.

The vic­tim in her com­plaint al­leged that ever since she re­turned from Port Blair, his be­hav­iour changed and he started ig­nor­ing her. Last week, when the vic­tim called him from a dif­fer­ent mo­bile num­ber, he threat­ened her and told her that he is get­ting mar­ried to some­one else and asked her not to con­tact him again. The ac­cused was booked un­der sec­tions 376 (2) (n) and 506 of the IPC at the city po­lice sta­tion.

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