In a shocking case, a 22-year-old woman from Noida, who went to visit Sai Upvan city forest in Ghaziabad with her 23-year-old fiance, was allegedly sexually harassed for hours and subjected to extortion by a constable, a home guard who were on duty at a police response vehicle (PRV) of the Ghaziabad police during an incident on September 16.
An FIR was registered on the basis of the woman’s complaint as the suspects continued harassing her by way of phone calls and even visited her house after the incident. The incident came to light when the woman underwent a series of ordeal and dialled the police emergency number for help.
The police identified the three suspects as constable Rakesh Kumar, Digambar Kumar – a home guard, and, one other unidentified man who allegedly held the couple captive and harassed them for about three hours.
The police man pressured the young woman to engage in sexual activity and also demanded Rs 10,000 from the couple, deceitfully promising their release. The couple endured the torture for about three hours before finally managing to leave only after transferring Rs 1,000 to the officer via the Paytm platform. “The accused even touched my private part,” the woman alleged in her complaint.
The incident occurred on September 16, but came to light on September 28, after the couple struggled for 12 days to get the FIR registered against the accused cops. The couple are engaged and the two had met in the park for a quiet moment which turned into a nightmare.
The couple, a woman from Noida and her fiance who had come to meet her from Bulandshahr, went for an outing together to Sai Upvan city forest on September 16. They were sitting together in Sai Upvan, which is adjacent to the Hindon River metro station and alongside the GT Road.
Finally, an FIR was officially filed at the Kotwali Nagar Police Station, resulting in the immediate suspension of the constable from 112-PRV at Sai Upvan. The woman in the FIR said that Rakesh Kumar also called her on September 19 of which she has a call recording and they also visited her house on September 22 when they heard that she had given a complaint against them.
Further actions are being pursued to hold the implicated home guard accountable and to investigate the third individual involved in this disturbing incident.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kotwali Nagar police station) Nimish Patil, while divulging the details said that on September 28, an incident was reported in which a woman informed that within the jurisdiction of the Sai Upvan located in the police station’s area, two police men from PRV 112 engaged in misbehavior, harassment, and demanded illegal money from her and her fiance.