In a disgraceful incident, a woman constable was allegedly raped by her colleague in the COVID-19 quarantine center on August 20 in Jamshedpur. The Jharkhand Police on Tuesday arrested the accused involved in the crime, the Hindustan Times reported.
The woman alleged that the accused took her to one of the top floors of the quarantine center on the pretext that the coronavirus was more rampant on the lower floor and raped her.
According to the police, the accused constable has been identified as Anil Kumar. He has been charged with rape after being brought at a local court. The incident took place on August 20 when the woman and Kumar were on duty, Sidhgora Officer-in-Charge Manoj Thakur told the Hindustan Times.
“She, however, lodged a formal complaint yesterday [Tuesday] after which, a case under Section 376 (2) [deals with a police officer committing rape] has been lodged against the accused constable,” he added.
“We are investigating the case and any concrete conclusion would be reached after the medical reports,” he said.
In her complaint, the woman said the incident occurred when she was guarding an accused in a dowry death case. The medical tests of the woman were conducted on Tuesday, while her X-Ray and other tests would be done on Wednesday.
“The accused constable, who too was on duty at the center, came to me on August 20 evening and said the virus was more rampant on the lower floor and rooms on upper floors are safer,” the complaint quoted her as saying.
“He then took me to the upper floor on the pretext of showing the safer rooms there and then raped me. He had also tied up my mouth so that I can’t scream and shout for help,” she added in her complaint.
The rape cases are in spiking up in Jamshedpur. Recently, the police have arrested five accused including her lover involved in the gangrape of a 16-year-old girl during her visit to Theme Park in Telco, Jamshedpur with her lover. The five accused who have been arrested, not only gang raped the girl, but also had made an obscene video of the rape and had later demanded the victim’s parents Rs 10 lakh as ransom for not making the video viral.