Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take necessary action on a video where a man is purportedly seen severely beating up a woman. He had allegedly threatened that she would meet the same fate if she did not marry him.
The woman in the video was then identified and approached on Thursday night after which she gave a complaint to the police on Friday alleging that she has been raped. The girl seen targeted in the viral video later filed a case against him at the Uttam Nagar police station. According to reports, the complainant, ex-girlfriend of Rohit, told that the attacker had sent her the video after she refused to marry him and threatened her with similar consequences.
His friend who was filming the assault can be heard saying: "Rohit, stop it..." When she said that she will file a complaint, the accused assaulted her, she has alleged.More news: Trump rejects Puerto Rico storm death toll
A day after Janta Ka Reporter first reported the gruesome video of a Delhi cop's son mercilessly thrashing a girl inside a call centre, Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered a probe.
The police said they had detained Rohit Tomar, and later released him on a personal bond.
According to an official statement issued by Anto Alphonse, DCP, Dwarka, the woman in the video has given a written statement to the police in which she alleges that Rohit called her to his friend's office in Uttam Nagar on 2 September and "made physical relations with her without her consent".More news: Israeli army destroys huts built to oppose demolition of Khan al Ahmar
The video of the incident went viral on social media.
The DCW said further details regarding the steps taken by the Delhi Police to ensure security for the victim and her family, reasons for "non-inclusion of appropriate Sections under the Indian Penal Code, reasons for not arresting the accused (earlier) and any other relevant information has been sought", it said.More news: Google Scientist Resigns Over Censored Search App for China