Unhel (Ujjain district): Unhel police, acting on the complaint lodged by one 25-year-old woman from Taal village in Ratlam district, on Tuesday arrested a bus driver on charges of kidnapping, rape, and criminal intimidation. Police produced him before a local court on Wednesday and was jailed.
Unhel police station incharge Daulat Ram Jogawat said complainant who belongs to other caste accused bus driver Sadik, 24, son of Wahid Khan, a resident of Taal village of pressuring her to have nikah with her.
After a case was registered under Section 366 (kidnapping), 376 (rape), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, the police arrested accused Sadik from bus stand on Tuesday evening.
Jogawat said incident took place about a year back when the girl who belongs to majority community was doing MA while staying in Unhel. She would go to college in Ujjain by bus.
As she used to take RK Bus to travel from Unhel to Ujjain, she befriended Sadik. One day, the accused threatened her and took her to a deserted place where he outraged her modesty and made a video. The accused threatened the victim that he will circulate the video on social media if she revealed the incident to anyone.
Fearing social humiliation, the complainant decided to keep mum. However, after some time, the accused started pressuring her to marry him. He threatened her that he will kill her if she did not accept her offer.
On Tuesday evening, the complainant along with her brother lodged complaint at Unhel police station against accused. Police arrested Sadik from New Bus Stand. The accused confessed his crime in police custody.