A police constable in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly thrashed and raped a woman when he went to address her domestic violence complaint. The 57-year-old cop, who was posted at the Kakod police station in Bulandshahr, was booked for raping the woman and sent to jail after the woman approached the cops and lodged a complaint.

The accused constable was identified as Yashwant Rathore. The survivor has also alleged foul play from her husband and mother-in-law in the assault and rape case.

Reportedly, on June 19, the woman called the cops and alleged that she was being assaulted and ill-treated by her husband. Following this, a home guard and the head constable went to the woman’s house. The woman’s husband had married again and was living with his second wife,¬†The Times of India¬†reported.

According to Bulandshahr senior superintendent of police (SSP) Santosh Kumar, the head constable went to the woman’s house at around 11 pm on June 19, after she filed a domestic violence complaint. The man spent around one hour with the woman on the first floor of the house.

The woman recorded the conversation she had with the constable, in which, he was heard making inappropriate remarks. The woman later handed over the same conversation to the police, alleging harassment. Rathore was booked under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and was sent to jail. The woman’s husband, his second wife and mother-in-law have also been booked under relevant sections.

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