Cop Arrested, Suspended From Duty For Raping Tribal Woman In Rajasthan

Police officers arrested and suspended from duty to rape tribal women in Rajasthan

Police said Thursday that police officers were arrested and suspended on suspicion of raping a 25-year-old tribal woman in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan.

Jugdish Prasad, 59, a deputy inspector at the Balta Police Department, said they were investigators in a case in which a rape victim filed a lawsuit against her step-in-law in January.

After a preliminary investigation into Prasad, Jhalawar Police Chief Monica Sen dismissed him from police services in Rajasthan and ordered the confiscation of all his retirement benefits.

Prasad will retire in six months.

According to police, he was annoying the victim by making frequent phone calls as an excuse for the investigation, the victim claimed in her complaint.