Delhi woman moves HC against 'bigamous' senior Delhi Police officer
A 36-year-old woman has knocked the doors of Delhi High Court for legal action against a senior Delhi Police officer, claiming he tied the knot with her despite being already married with two sons and threatened to kill her and her son if she did not settle the issue.
New Delhi: A 36-year-old woman has knocked the doors of Delhi High Court for legal action against a senior Delhi Police officer, claiming he tied the knot with her despite being already married with two sons and threatened to kill her and her son if she did not settle the issue.
The woman, a Delhi resident, narrated her tale of woes in a petition before Justice SP Garg, alleging that the 42-year- old "influential" police officer had threatened that not only she but her son would also be "killed" if she complained.
She moved the high court after a trial court in November 2014 refused to entertain her plea seeking registration of an FIR against officer Rajkumar for allegedly committing offences like causing grievous hurt, attempting to murder, wrongful restraint and confinement besides outraging her modesty.
Agreeing to hear the woman's petition on July 13, the high court has summoned the record from the trial court.
The plea states that as a divorcee, the woman had gone to the Moti Nagar police station here on February 24, 2012, to lodge a complaint against the man with whom she had developed a live-in relationship after separation from her husband who used to beat her up.
With the police refusing to register an FIR on "flimsy" grounds, she visited the police station regularly where she met the then Station House Officer (SHO) Rajkumar who also allegedly kept dilly-dallying, her plea said.
Later, the SHO got the FIR registered against that man, who by then had reportedly fled from India.
The petition further alleged that the SHO started visiting her house regularly and later on March 4, 2012 he proposed to marry the woman.
While she rejected the proposal, the SHO continued to persist, the plea alleged and said she finally succumbed to his pressure and married him on June 7, 2012 at a small function. The officer also adopted the woman's son and recorded himself as the boy's father at a school.
However, next month she accidentally found SMSes being exchanged between Rajkumar and another woman and later got to know that he was already married and had two sons. The next year, the victim gave birth to a boy, following which Rajkumar started staying away from home for longer periods, it claimed.
When confronted with his earlier marriage and sons, Rajkumar abused her and warned her of physical harm. Last year, when she warned him that she would complain to higher police authorities, the cop "barged into my house, beat me up, warned that I and my children would be killed if I ever complained to his superiors, and began pressuring me for a one-time settlement," the petition said.