Colonel arrested for raping Lt- Colonel's daughter in Shimla

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A 56-year-old Army colonel was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping the daughter of a Lieutenant Colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Shimla, police said.

A friend of his is also accused of raping her.

In the complaint filed on Tuesday, the victim stated the 56-year old Colonel drugged and molested her on Monday night at a house in Longwood, a Shimla suburb.

As per the survivor's complaint, the accused, on November 19, had invited her along with her father to attend a gathering at Shimla's Gaiety Theatre. She said the army and the Colonel's family was informed before the arrest.

Investigations are in progress and the accused would be produced in court on Thursday. He then asked her to send him photos of her on WhatsApp. However, when she went to his place, the Colonel forced her into a room, made her drink liquor and raped her.

The victim was allegedly gang-raped by the two accused at the colonel's house.

The Colonel threatened to destroy her father's career if she told anyone about the incident. Police are looking for the friend, and say they will soon detain him.

Meanwhile, a Times of India report said that though the army headquarters did not comment on the issue, Shimla Superintendent of Police Soumya Sambasivan has confirmed that an FIR had been registered after they conducted a preliminary investigation.

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