Gurugram SHO arrested for raping woman, filming incident
A station house officer of the Sadar police station in Gurugram has been arrested on Saturday for raping a woman and filming the incident. The SHO, Dalbir Singh, who was set to retire next year, was arrested after an internal inquiry found him guilty, the police said. Singh allegedly threatened the woman with the video and raped her multiple times over the past month.
According to the woman's complaint, on July 10, she was waiting for a bus to Gurugram at Jind bus stop when Singh arrived in his car and offered to drop her. Since she knew Singh from before, the woman agreed. She alleged that after Pindara bypass, Singh stopped at a desolate spot, placed black shades on all windows, and raped her in the car.
The next day, Singh called the woman and asked her to visit him as he wanted to talk. "She said he was crying during the call. She went to his house, where he offered her a cold drink that was laced with sedatives, which she drank and fell unconscious," a police officer told Hindustan Times. He raped her again and filmed the incident.
Thereafter, Singh shared the video with her on WhatsApp and used it to blackmail her. He raped her several times, threatening to release the video, the police said. Helpless, the woman attempted suicide by jumping into a lake, when another cop spotted her and intervened. After the woman told the cop what happened, the latter persuaded her to file a complaint against him.
The woman filed the complaint at the Jind police station on Friday. She detailed that she had gotten married in November 2017 and soon started facing issues in the marriage. She had filed a case against her husband, which was transferred to a Gurugram police station. There, she encountered Singh, who earned her trust as they both hailed from Jind, and exchanged phone numbers.
Speaking to The Hindu, Jind Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shanvi said that based on the video and the photos the woman has shared with them in support of her allegations, prima facie, the charges against Singh seem true.
Singh has been booked under sections 376 (2) (n) (repeated rape) and 376 (2) (f) (rape a relative, guardian or a person of trust) of the IPC along with Section 67A (publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act) of the IT Act. Singh was produced in court and taken on three-day police remand. An investigation is underway.