Madurai: Cop ‘stops woman returning from movie, rapes her’; booked

A police constable has been arrested in Madurai for allegedly raping a 25-year-old lady. He has been suspended from service.

According to the police, the incident happened late on the night time of November 28, when the girl and her companion had been coming back from a film. Officers stated the girl reached home the subsequent morning and tried to finish her life. She was saved by her members of the family, who then filed a police criticism on November 29.

According to the police, the girl had gone to a film together with her employer and a few colleagues. On the way in which again, she and her employer had been in search of an eatery on their two-wheeler once they had been stopped by two policemen, together with the accused, Murugan (41).

The constable allegedly harassed the 2 and demanded Rs 10,000 from the girl’s companion. He then confiscated the person’s licence and ATM card, and requested him to go away the spot, saying he would drop his good friend at her home safely. The different officer current alongside was additionally requested by Murugan to go away the realm, the police stated.
Murugun then allegedly informed the girl to observe his orders or he would file a case of prostitution in opposition to her. He swiped round Rs 30,000 from her companion’s debit card and took her to a spot the place he raped her.

The constable has been booked below related sections of the IPC, together with Section 376 (rape). “The city commissioner has told us to take stern action against the accused officer. We have booked him and further investigation is on,” a police officer stated.