Woman alleges rape by CRPF in Jammu, three personnel suspended

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By Muslim Mirror Desk,

Jammu: In another incident of crime against women in the conflict ridden state, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel after a 24-year-old woman from Poonch district in Jammu complained of being wrongly confined and getting raped inside the CRPF Group Centre at Bantalab, in the winter capital here.

The woman has alleged that she, was on her way to a relative’s house when she lost her way. She was intercepted by three CRPF personnel who took her inside their camp on the pretext of helping her. A written complaint has been filed by the victim at Domana police station on Saturday evening.

The woman alleged that a CRPF personnel raped her while another filmed the entire assault on his mobile phone. The duo later threatened her to upload the video on social media if she disclosed the matter to anyone or the police, she alleged.

Meanwhile, three CRPF personnel have been suspended and a departmental enquiry has been initiated against them in this regard.

CRPF spokesperson Ashish Kumar Jha said the woman, along with the two CRPF personnel, were found inside the CRPF Group Centre around 10:00 pm. It appears to be a case of security breach, the officials informed the police who also examined the lady and the CRPF personnel. While the woman was allowed to go home after questioning, both the CRPF personnel were suspended in view of security breach, Jha added.

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