Chandigarh, Feb 11: A 21-year-old salesman working for Bansal Superstore was arrested for raping his 12-year old neighbor in Chandigarh’s Daddu Marja Colony. The accused has confessed to the crime, along with his involvement in many other sexual assaults as per the sources.
Investigating officer for the case, sub-inspector Ashok said that the accused, Shammi Kumar, a salesman at Bansal Superstore in sector 7, Chandigarh, has also confessed sexually assaulting many other minor girls of his colony since the past two years. The accused live in the colony’s char Manzila quarters with other families of the victims-past and present ones, which made it easy for him to prey on them. One of the victims was his girlfriend who is just 16 years old.
The case indicates the need for parents to be cautious and watchful about their minor children when left home alone, while they are away at work. The sub-inspector added that Incidents like this are on rise in colonies of Chandigarh. The source said Kumar threatened the 12-year-old victim with dire consequences if she filed a complaint. Kumar has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody
However, relatives of Kumar said the case was falsely implicated. They stated that he was away for work at the time of the crime and therefore could not have been involved in it.