Delhi

‘Rape charge against Major being probed’

Victim also alleged Army man’s kin had killed her husband

The police on Sunday said that they would further investigate the case of the alleged rape of a house help and the “murder” of her husband after the woman records her statement before a Magistrate.

The matter was reported at Delhi Cantonment police station on September 21. In her complaint, the woman employed at the house of an Army Major, alleged that her employer had on July 12, raped her while she was cleaning his quarters around 10 p.m. The woman also accused the Major’s brother-in-law of killing her husband.

An FIR has been registered in the case.

PCR call about suicide

The police, however, said that they had received a PCR call and were informed that the house help’s husband had committed suicide. They also said that a post-mortem was conducted and the report had ruled out any foul play. No injury marks were found on his body, they said.

‘Delay in complaint’

The police pointed out that the woman had collected the post-mortem report. They said that she had not told them that she was sexually assaulted by her employer at that time.

The police said that they have thoroughly investigated the case after it was first reported.

During preliminary investigation, it was however, found that there was no one in the house apart from the accused Major and the woman on the day of the alleged incident.

“We obtained CCTV footage in which the accused was seen going to his office. He was also seen returning from the office later. After coming back, he had gone to attend an RWA meeting. The members of the RWA had got their statements recorded,” said a police officer.

“We have also recorded the accused’s statement and verified the allegations brought by the woman. The case is still under investigation. We are trying to find out if there is anything left to be examined,” the officer also said.

The woman lived in the servant’s quarter at the Major’s house in Delhi Cantonment with her husband and son for around three months. Her husband also used to work for the accused.

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