Delhi official held for 'raping' NRI

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) A Delhi transport department official was arrested here on a complaint by a non-resident Indian (NRI) woman who said he raped her in India and Australia on several occasions, police said Thursday.

"Narendra Sharma, 40, head constable in the Delhi transport department, was arrested Wednesday from his house at Palam in west Delhi," said a Delhi Police officer.

The victim, a married woman from Australia whose estranged husband lives in New Zealand, gave a complaint against Sharma, a friend of her husband, to police March 9, the officer said.

In the complaint, the victim said Sharma had sex with her several times in India and Australia on the promise of marrying her. But when she insisted that the two should get married, he refused and threatened her, police said.

She said Sharma also beat her up, police said.


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