Chhattisgarh cop rapes minor girl on pretext of marrying
RAIGARH: A minor girl
was allegedly raped by a policeman here on the pretext of marrying her, police
said on Sunday. Constable Deepak Bhagat, 26, posted at Lailunga police station
allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl at his official residence last week, they said.
According to the
complaint filed by the victim's family last night, Bhagat took the minor to his
official residence last week on pretext of marrying her but later sexually
exploited her for two days, Raigarh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Prafulla Thakur said.
threatened her of dire consequences if she revealed about the incident to
anyone, the ASP said. On reaching home, the girl narrated her ordeal to her
parents who later lodged a complaint, he said.
“The constable has been
suspended with immediate effect and search is on to trace him as he is at large
since the incident came to light,” the ASP said.
A case has been
registered against the constable under IPC section 376 (rape) and relevant
provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012, Thakur
said, adding the matter is being investigated.