A senior Indian Army officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a mentally retarded woman.
A top army officer with the Indian Artillery Center, Colonel Vinod Sahani, has been arrested and detained by police after booking him under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), for allegedly raping a 21-year-old mentally challenged woman at his residence Deolali Camp, reports Indian Express.
Colonel Sahani who was initially posted in depot battery at Artillery Centre, was formally placed under arrest after the woman’s parents lodged a complaint about his sexual assault on the woman.
The police report has it that Sahani had forcibly abducted the woman on April 30, 2015, who lives in the same building with her parents, to his flat while his family members were away, and sexually assaulted her.
But during interrogation, Sahani claimed that he was being framed up in the case.