The victim’s husband, a civilian, has alleged that the accused had invited his wife and him to a party on the occasion of his promotion to the rank of colonel from that of lieutenant colonel on Saturday. In the party, the accused allegedly spiked his friend’s drink with sedative and raped his wife of Russian descent.
December 14, 2020 by Ranjai Singh
An Army colonel posted in Kanpur was booked on Sunday for allegedly raping a friend’s wife, a Russian national, at an officers mess.
The victim’s husband, a civilian, lodged an FIR against the Army officer at the Cantonment Police Station. According to the complainant, his wife is of Russian descent and has been living in India for 10 years.
In the complaint, victim’s husband said that the colonel had invited his wife and him to a party on the occasion of his promotion to the rank of colonel from that of lieutenant colonel on Saturday, Superintendent of Police (East) Raj Kumar Agarwal.
Agarwal added that police have launched a probe and efforts are being made to nab the colonel.
Accused’s friend has alleged that he was offered an intoxicating drink which made him unconscious, after which the accused raped his wife.
The accused also allegedly assaulted the woman when she put up a resistance.
A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and several police teams have been formed to nab the accused.