Indian policeman arrested

NEW DELHI: An Indian policeman has been arrested on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl, allegedly while he was drunk, a senior officer said yesterday. Colleagues raised the alarm after finding the girl naked in the officer’s quarters in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh late on Saturday, local police superintendent Vipin Tada said. “We sent her for a medical examination and are awaiting a final report,” Tada said. “The policeman will be undergoing medical tests to confirm whether he was consuming alcohol inside his quarters.” The Press Trust of India news agency said angry locals had tried to attack the local police post in protest. But Tada said the crowd was pacified when they learned the officer had been arrested. India has a grim record of sexual assaults on minors, with 20,000 cases reported in 2015, according to government data

This article was published on 01/10/2017