Rajnath Singh cracks whip, Delhi Police slap rape charges on cop's son assaulting woman

First Published 14, Sep 2018, 4:24 PM IST
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Another woman filed a complaint against the same man at the Tilak Nagar police station. She said that the accused showed her the video, where he is seen beating a woman, and threatened her of a similar violent treatment in case she did not obey her. The accused, the son of a sub-inspector of Delhi Police, has been arrested.

New Delhi: After a video surfaced on Thursday showing a man beating up a woman, home minister Rajnath Singh asked Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take strict action in the matter. It turned out that the perpetrator had assaulted two women in separate incidents.

On Friday, Delhi Police filed two cases against the accused Rohit Tomar, including a rape case against him, after getting a complaint from the victim seen in the video.

Police have arrested accused Tomar although the reason for his violence is not yet clear. “The video of a girl being brutally beaten up by a young man has come to my knowledge. I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner on the phone and asked him to take necessary action (translated),” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Waking up to the horror on Friday, Delhi Police filed a rape case. “I came to know about the viral video in which one person is beating the girl. Efforts were made to contact the girl but in vain. On Friday, the victim was contacted. She came to the police station and gave a written statement in which she alleged that on September 2, one Rohit Tomar called her to his friend's office at Uttam Nagar and assaulted her sexually,” DCP (Dwarka), Anto Alphonse said.

The father of the accused is working as a sub-inspector in Delhi Police.

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Another case was registered against the same person at the Tilak Nagar police station. Delhi Police clarified that, initially, this victim, supposed to be the attacker’s fiancée, had filed a complaint of threat. Accordingly, the accused was booked under section 107/51 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

Later, Tomar allegedly came to the house of his fiancée again and showed the viral video, where he is seen beating up another woman, and threatened her of the same consequences if she did not act as he willed. The complainant later said she was assaulted too. DCP (West) Monika Bhardwaj said, “We have registered an FIR under sections 354 (molestation) and 506 (threatening) of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) after we received a complaint. Further investigations are in progress.”

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