Policeman 'sexually exploits' class 12 girl

Policeman 'sexually exploits' class 12 girl

He threatens to implicate her parents in false cases

When former circle officer of Kanpur Cantonment Amarjeet Shahi showered praise on Ranjana, a class 12 student, at a remote controlled aircraft show at Police Lines in Kanpur in 2010, her parents felt proud and thanked Shahi, and even asked him to visit them.

The girl liked flying remote controlled planes.

Then Shahi befriended the girl’s father, a defence officer, and started visiting them regularly. The girl’s parents never doubted the police official, who was old enough to be her father and would address her as beti (daughter).

Two years later, a case was registered against Shahi on Thursday for sexually exploiting Ranjana and threatening her parents. He may be suspended and arrested soon.

Shahi lured the girl to his ‘honey trap’ by assuring her of all help in her efforts to realise her dreams, and started sexually exploiting her, a police source said.

He allegedly threatened her parents that he would implicate them in false cases and they would be sent to jail.

The ‘love story’ of 56-year-old Shahi and the girl continued even after he was transferred to Pratapgarh, 250 kilometres from Kanpur.

“Shahi used to visit Kanpur twice or thrice a month to meet Ranjana. He would come to our house when we were away at work and lock himself with my daughter in a room for hours,” the father told police.

The girl was even made to accuse his father of raping her.

Ranjana took poison on Tuesday in a bid to kill herself, after which she was taken to hospital. Shahi had visited her on the same day.

Ranjana’s parents then narrated their ordeal to police and demanded action against Shahi. The call records of the accused showed that he made thousands of calls to the girl every month, besides sending hundreds of messages. He had also gifted her a cellphone.

“A report has been sent to senior officials and a case has been filed ,” a police officer said.

The girl’s name has been changed.

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