MP Cop caught on camera raping woman, dismissed

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Bhopal: A policeman was dismissed from service Tuesday after he was caught on video raping a woman in a slum area in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

The police, who were earlier refusing to entertain a rape complaint against the policeman, were forced to register an FIR when shown the video clip taken on a mobile camera.

Pradeep Singh, an inspector posted in Seoni district, had come to Jabalpur to visit a court. Later, he went to a slum area and entered a hut.

When he forced himself on a woman, she cried and people gathered there. The inspector was literally caught on camera with his pants down.

Police at first refused to accept her complaint.

But soon a person came with the video clip and the police had to register a FIR against the inspector.

However, Jabalpur police did not lodge the case under section 376 (rape) as demanded by the woman and others, but 305 (harassment) of the Indian Penal Code.

“It is a serious issue of moral conduct, so after talking to director general of police, we have dismissed him from service,” Inspector General of Police V. Madhukumar told IANS.