NRI Woman Alleges Rape In Custody

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A US-based non-resident Indian woman who was arrested in a Rs 1.5-billion land scam in May has filed a police complaint, alleging that she was raped in custody for five days by a CID police inspector, a policeman and two builders.

NRI Woman Alleges Rape In CustodyA US-based non-resident Indian woman who was arrested in a Rs 1.5-billion land scam in May has filed a police complaint, alleging that she was raped in custody for five days by a CID police inspector, a policeman and two builders.

The 40-year-old Gujarati woman, daughter of a builder living in Vadodara, on Saturday told journalists after lodging her plaint at a police station that she was also harassed, abused, humiliated and forced to have sex with the accused.

She said a senior CID officer who rushed to the police station when she was being grilled even told his subordinates to remove all her clothes in a bid to intimidate her into signing another Rs 10-billion deal to settle a case.

The complainant has also written to CM Narendra Modi, the state governor, the prime minister, the president, Supreme Court Chief Justice S H Kapadia and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

A woman deputy commissioner of police who is heading investigations into the sensational case told Khaleej Times that the serious allegations levelled by the New Jersey citizen would be thoroughly probed according to SC guidelines.

The NRI woman and her father have been accused of forging documents and transferring a huge plot of land in the posh Waghodia area of Vadodara in their own name.

The woman was arrested by the CID on May 23 along with four others from her father’s Vadodara home. She was produced before the court and a medical examination was also done 48 hours before she was taken to court.

But, say police sources, she did not report the matter to the court or police in the last two months when she was sent to the Ahmedabad central jail after the CID custody where she is said to have been sexually assaulted.

The woman, who was released on bail on July 12, claimed that she suffered from mental shock and depression, and hence went to Vadodara but returned to Ahmedabad on Saturday to lodge the rape complaint even as her father has suffered a stroke after the development and is bed-ridden.