UP tax official held for raping junior in Bhopal

BHOPAL: An Uttar Pradesh tax official was allegedly raped in a posh hotel in Bhopal by her senior on Sunday night. She has told police that he was exploiting her for a long time, but she drew the line when he beat her up and threatened to sexually assault her daughter as well.
The accused, Pankaj Kumar Singh, deputy commissioner with UP’s commercial tax department, has been arrested. He is charged with rape and assault and will be produced in court on Tuesday. The survivor, who had come to Bhopal to attend an event, alleges that Singh followed her here and forced her to go with him to a luxury hotel although she had checked into a separate star property. She has told police that she knows Singh since 2010. According to SP (south) Lodha Rahul Kumar, she said that Singh once took her to his house in Noida, on the pretext of getting her to meet his mother, but raped her.

Kamla Nagar police station SHO Madan Mohan Malviya said the woman dialled 100 around 3.30am on Monday and a patrol team responded immediately. She was brought to the police station, where she filed a complaint against Singh. She alleged that after the rape in the hotel room, he beat her up, hurled abuses at her and threatened to sexually abuse her daughter, too. She decided to go to police.

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