Arjuna Awardee Shooter accused of raping fellow sportsperson
New Delhi: An Arjuna awardee shooter has been booked on rape charge following a complaint of a fellow sportsperson. The FIR has been lodged under sections 376 and 328 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Victim has alleged that the accused promised to marry her. On the occasion of a friend's birthday, he offered her a sedative-laced soft drink and raped her.
According to special Commissioner of Police MK Meena, “A case of rape has been registered at Chanakyapuri police station on the complaint of the national level woman shooter. We will take action as per law”.
"This is a private case between two individuals, which is being investigated by the police. We shall co-operate with the cops if we are asked to," a National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official said.
What else Victim said?
- The victim knew the accused who is an Olympian for two years.
- They met while training for national championship at Sports Authority of India (SAI) shooting range.
The victim’s medical examination has confirmed rape and the accused has been asked to join the probe, said the senior police officer.