Delhi ACP accused of raping daughter-in-law

Delhi ACP accused of raping daughter-in-law

Delhi ACP accused of raping daughter-in-law

A Delhi Police officer of the rank of Assistant Commissioner has been accused by his daughter-in-law of allegedly raping her in May last year, police sources said on Tuesday. The ACP is reportedly posted with the Northern Range of Delhi Police.

The FIR against the ACP was filed with Vasant Kunj police station in south Delhi on the basis of a written complaint lodged by his daughter-in-law on January 23, said a police source.

Despite repeated attempts Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Prem Nath and other senior officers in the district were not available for confirmation on the case. The ACP was not arrested till Tuesday night, sources confirmed.

A police officer said that the complainant was married to the ACP’s son in January last year. After marriage she had been living with her husband and in-laws at their house in Vasant Kunj.

“The woman has alleged that the ACP forced himself on her in May last year when she was alone at home. She has also alleged that the ACP threatened her with dire consequences if she informed anybody about the incident,” the officer added.

The woman in her statement further said that she went in shock and depression after undergoing sexual assault from her father-in-law. After staying with them for some days, the woman left for Australia where her three brothers are settled. She returned to India a few days ago and filed a written complaint against her father-in-law, the officer said.

The accused has been charged under sections 376 (rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the IPC.
DH News Service