Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Woman thrashed in Delhi, Rajnath Singh seeks action; accused absconding

Woman thrashed in Delhi, Rajnath Singh seeks action; accused absconding

The accused has been identified as Rohit Tomar and is the son of Delhi police officer, Ashok Singh Tomar, who is posted as ASI in the Narcotics department of Delhi Police (Central Delhi).

When Tomar allegedly threatened her again, the woman again approached the police.

"In the video that was shot by Rohit's friend, Ali, shows it can be heard the girl pleading for mercy, Sorry galti ho gayi.sorry galti ho gayi (I am sorry)", but Rohit continues to slap and kick her. "Collar pakdegi tu.", the Rohit continues to assault her.

A police investigation is underway into allegations against Rohit Kumar Tomar, arrested on Friday after disturbing images of him beating up the woman in an office space on September 2 emerged.

"A stern action has been taken against the accused Tomar on the charges of assaulting a woman with intent to outrage her modesty and criminal intimidation under the Indian Penal Code", she added. "I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner over the phone and directed him to take necessary action in this regard", Singh tweeted.

The accused was employed with a call centre till last month and is now unemployed. But Tomar continued thrashing the woman and abusing her.

The home minister's order came after the video went viral since on social media.

The police said they had detained Rohit Tomar, and later released him on a personal bond.

The woman who was seen brutally being thrashed by the accused in the video knew the accused for two years and was a friend, said police.

It noted that the victim and her family were receiving threats to withdraw the case. On Friday, Singh took to Twitter to inform that he had taken the cognisance of the case and ordered the Delhi Police to act.

This was after repeated attempts to get the Delhi Police to act in the case went futile.

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