Cop booked for raping 21-year-old airline employee

A police sub-inspector, posted in naxal-infested Gadchiroli district, has been booked on charges of raping a 21-year-old wife of an Australian national working in an airline.

Last Updated: May 09, 2011, 21:59 PM IST

Mumbai: A police sub-inspector, posted in
naxal-infested Gadchiroli district, has been booked on charges
of raping a 21-year-old wife of an Australian national working
in an airline here and extorting money from her, police said on Monday.

The accused, identified as Manoj Londe, was booked on
the charges of rape and extortion following the complaint
filed by the victim on the intervening night of Saturday and
Sunday in Vinoba Bhave police station in central Mumbai,
police said adding that Londe was yet to be arrested.

According to the FIR, Londe also threatened the woman
of posting some of the video clips of her taken in the
compromising positions on Internet, police said.

"The victim is an Indian national but she married an
Australian," said Arunkumar Aaigal, senior inspector at the
police station.

According to police, the victim had first met Londe
about two-and-a-half years ago in Vinoba Bhave police station
where he was posted then. The duo subsequently became friends
and started having an affair that continued for over two
years.

The woman claimed that Londe, who is also married,
later started demanding money from her and also threatened of
releasing the MMS clips on Internet if she did not shell out
money as and when needed by him, said Vineet Agarwal,
Additional Police Commissioner.

After the threats, the victim started avoiding him.
Even after he was transfered to Gadchiroli district over a
year ago, he continued to blackmail her and forced her to have
physical relationship, police said.

"The victim claimed that last week, Londe had come to
Mumbai and beaten her up. Subsequently, she complained to us.
We enquired into the matter and lodged an FIR against the
inspector," Agarwal added.

PTI