Army colonel arrested for raping junior officer’s daughter


In a shocking development, police in Himachal Pradesh has arrested a senior army officer for raping the daughter of one of his junior officers.

Quoting police, PTI reported that the 56-year-old army colonel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Shimla.

The 21-year-old woman filed a complaint on Monday and the colonel was arrested after preliminary investigations, they said.

Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan has confirmed the complaint and the Colonel’s arrest, but refused to reveal his identity.

The statement of the woman was recorded and a medical examination has been carried out, the police say. The Colonel may be produced in court on Thursday. The woman has reportedly alleged that she was assaulted on Monday at the Colonel’s home.

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