Case Detail: Kamla Kant Prasad vs State of Bihar
A single bench of Justice Rajiv Roy of Patna High Court denied anticipatory bail to a suspended DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) who is accused of raping a minor servant.
The minor girl used to work as maid for the wife of the accused. The informant who is brother of the victim girl complained that his sister told her that during ‘Dussehra’ festival, while the petitioner was posted as DSP, Head Quarter, Gaya forcibly committed rape upon her in his Government quarter in the night where she had stayed for a night prior to coming to Patna to serve as a Maid to the petitioner’s wife.
The court noted that, the victim has stated the entire incident to the petitioner’s wife the very next day of the incident and the petitioner’s wife in turn informed the officer in-charge of the women police station and when the lady (ASI) visited to the petitioner’s office, she got scolded by the petitioner and thus she chose to remain silent as she waited for the victim girl/her brother to come to lodge FIR.
“The petitioner being a police officer was duty bound to protect the victim girl but he himself became a predator and in the process, raped her”.
The court ordered that “The petitioner being a police officer misused his official quarter where no staff was present due to ‘Dussehera’ time and allegedly raped the victim girl who was the age of his daughter and in that background, he does not deserve any relief”.
Story Update By: Ms. Sravani Gona, Correspondent at Lawgic.
Edited By: Ms. Nandini Nair, Content Head at Lawgic.