A Delhi policeman’s son was arrested on Friday and booked on charges of rape after a video of him mercilessly beating a woman went viral, prompting home minister Rajnath Singh to direct police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take action.
The woman, seen in the video which was circulated widely on social media, told the police that Rohit Tomar called her to his friend’s office in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar and sexually assaulted her, said Dwarka DCP Anto Alphonse.
The woman also alleged that the accused started beating her when she told him that she will file a complaint with the police, the officer said.
In the video clip, the accused is seen dragging the woman around by her hair, throwing her to the ground, kicking her, slapping her and using his knees and elbows to hit her. The incident took place on September 2.
The home minister’s order came after the video went viral. The accused, Rohit Singh Tomar, is the son of a Delhi Police sub-inspector.
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Another complaint was received from a woman alleging that her male friend, Tomar, showed the video to her – in which he was seen assaulting the woman – and threatened her that she will meet the same consequences if she did not listen to him, said a senior police officer.
Subsequently, the woman approached the police on Thursday and a case was registered at Tilak Nagar police station in west Delhi against Tomar, said Monika Bharadwaj, DCP (West).