//Constable accused of raping Dalit woman in Rajasthan

Constable accused of raping Dalit woman in Rajasthan

Jaipur | January 31, 2006 7:39:33 PM IST
A woman from Bhilwara district of Rajasthan has accused a Rajasthan police constable of rape, threatening and forced abortion.

The dalit victim who is a first year under-graduation student told reporters that the accused Motiram Chaudhary was her fiance for the past six months. However, the accused allegedly coaxed her into having an illicit relationship on the plea of marrying her, but later refused to tie the knot after she was forced to abort his child.

She further accused the woman in-charge of the Kotwali police station of forcing her for abortion by paying her Rs 4,000 and threatening to implicate her in criminal cases. Motiram who is married to another woman, has been suspended and a case of rape under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered.

Additional Superintendent of Police Om Prakash said, ”A case has been registered on a complaint of the victim and a police team has been rushed to Bharatpur, the native place of the accused to trace him.” The in-charge of the police station is on leave.