In a shocking incident, an Army Major from Bengaluru took his colleague for a long drive and allegedly raped her in the car on deserted ‘old’airport road. The army Major Amit Choudhary has been booked on rape charges under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 376 and 323 has been registered against the accused. He was arrested and later granted bail from March 8 to 21.
According to reports the incident took place on late February 4. The accused and the victim were returning from a party hosted by a senior colleague when the accused asked her to come with him for a drive.
Rahul Kumar, Deputy Police Commissioner (East) said, “We will take all necessary steps and finish the investigations at the earliest. If the investigation officer feels that the accused needs to be arrested later, he will be.”
According to the complaint filed by the victim, when she resisted the sexual assault by the Army officer’s attempt and pushed him back, asking him to drop her home. The accused started the car and stop it in a more remote area. He then forcibly pushed the victim on the back seat and allegedly raped her.
“Both the complainant and the accused had attended the party. After that, both of them had returned to their respective residences. The accused then approached the complainant to go for a drive to which the complainant accepted. At around 11.50 pm, the accused and the complainant returned to the ASC Centre and went for the drive. Midway he stopped and raped her inside the car, she said,” an officer attached to the Halasuru police station told media.