Jawan held on abduction, rape charges

An army jawan was arrested on Sunday for allegedly abducting and raping the 20-year-old daughter of a policeman in Shamli district, police said on Monday.

Hari Om was arrested after the girl was found in Thanabhawan town on May 30 and produced in the Magistrate Court here that also looks into the jurisdiction of Shamli, they said.The accused and the girl belong to Gogwan village, they said.

According to police, the girl, an undergraduate, was abducted and raped by the accused when she came to take her examination at Thanabhawan on May 21. Her father, a policeman, has alleged in the FIR.

The accused was arrested and was sent to jail, after the victim gave her statement to the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate B S Mishra, police said.The army jawan is presently posted in Delhi, they said.

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