Customs official booked on rape charge in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A Customs official has been booked on the charge of sexually assaulting a CISF woman constable who works at the city airport, police said on Monday.

“We have filed an FIR against Customs officer Hemaraj Gurjar, on a complaint by the victim that he had sexually exploited her after promising to marry her but backed out later,” Bengaluru North-East Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Harsha told IANS.

Gurjar is posted as an Inspector at the Kempe Gowda International Airport at Devanahalli on the city’s outskirts, where the victim also reports for duty on shifts.

“The accused has not been arrested as the investigation is still on. We are questioning him on the charges the victim made that he had taken her to his rented house at Yellahanka and got into physical relationship, promising to marry her soon,” said Harsha, citing the complaint.

The victim filed the complaint after she came to know last week that Gurjar was already married and has two kids, who do not live in the city.

“He (Gurjar) lied to me that he was single and promised to marry me, but betrayed me after sexually exploiting me,” said the victim in the complaint.