Rajasthan: Sub-inspector arrested on attempt to rape charge

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Kota (Raj), Jan 29: A sub-inspector has been arrested here on charges of attempting to rape a 19-year-old girl hailing from Jharkhand.

Arvind Megh, who is posted at Jhawarnagar police station here, was arrested yesterday after the victim filed a complaint against him alleging that he molested her and attempted to rape her at his government residence on Udheyognagar police station premises, Jhawarnagar police station SHO Rajesh Miserath said today.

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After the arrival of her parents from Jharkhand, the victim lodged the case against sub-inspector Arvind Megh yesterday, following which he was arrested. The accused was booked under sections 25 (fraud), 354 (assault on women) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of IPC and further investigation into the matter is going on, said the SHO.

The girl, a resident of Bokaro district in Jharkhand, had apparently come here to meet her lover. On her arrival from Jharkhand on January 24, the victim reached Jhawarnagar police station seeking help with accommodation where SI Arvind Megh met her. Megh arranged accommodation for her in a girls' hostel.

The girl was in depression regarding her love affair with the boy, the SHO said. The accused took the girl for sight-seeing during afternoon hours on January 26, following which he took the girl to his government quarter.

She alleged in her complaint that the sub-inspector molested her and tried to rape her. The girl, however, ran out of the room and raised an alarm, the SHO added.

PTI

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