Cop held for rape

A Calcutta police officer was arrested on Friday after a woman lodged a complaint of rape and cheating against him.

Rajib Chakraborty, 33, now a sub-inspector at Metiabruz police station, was picked up from his home in Bally after the 25-year-old woman alleged that he had carried on an affair with her hiding the fact that he was married.

The sub-inspector has been charged under IPC sections 376 2(a)(1) (a police officer committing rape within the jurisdiction of the police station in which he is appointed), 417 (cheating) and 313 (causing miscarriage without the woman's consent).

Police sources said Chakraborty had earlier been charged with corruption.

"The woman, a resident of Jadavpur, said he had met Chakraborty when she went to Patuli police station about eight months back to lodge a complaint of physical and mental torture against her husband," said an officer.

The woman wrote in the complaint that the two had an affair, during which Chakraborty never told her that he was married. He also allegedly promised to marry the complainant, a working woman.

"The woman somehow came to know about Chakraborty's marital status and confronted him. The sub-inspector expressed his inability to marry her. The woman then lodged a complaint of rape and cheating against him," said an officer. "The sub-inspector has been suspended," said Pallab Kanti Ghosh, joint commissioner (crime).


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