A 56-year-old colonel was arrested Wednesday on charges of raping the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Himachal Pradesh’s capital city Shimla, reports quoting police said.
The 21-year-old woman had filed a complaint on Monday and the colonel was arrested after preliminary investigations, news agency PTI reported.
An FIR under relevant sections of the IPC was registered after the statement of the victim was recorded and medical examination conducted, police said.
Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan confirmed the registration of the FIR and arrest of the colonel but refused to disclose his identity.
Investigations are in progress and the accused would be produced in court Thursday.