Saturday, February 5, 2011

False pretenses of engagement?

Boy, this will be a mess to sort out won't it?

City student accuses major of drugging, raping her
The Times of India -

JAIPUR: A 23-year-old Jaipur-based fashion designing student has accused a major of drugging and raping her in a city hotel. The Kardhani Police, on Thursday, registered an FIR.

According to the police, the girl, student of a reputed fashion designing college here, was to marry one Umesh Swami, resident of Sujangarh in Churu, who is a major in Jammu and Kashmir. The victim is a resident of Kardhani area.

"On the pretext of discussing the marriage proposal, Umesh invited her to Khandwa Hotel in Ambabari area and drugged her. She alleged he raped her when she was unconscious," said Surendra Singh, in-charge of Kardhani police station.

Singh added the girl came to know that Umesh was reportedly engaged. "She alleged that Umesh had sexually exploited her, though he was married," said the officer.

"The girl's statement has been recorded and a team is being rushed to Jammu & Kashmir for investigation," Singh said.

"The rape took place sometime back, so medical examination of victim will not be of any use. To verify the girl's claims, we are recording the statement of the family members of the accused as well as the victim," he said.