RPF Officer Booked For Allegedly Sodomising 18-Year-Old in Bihar

The survivor has alleged that Jha was drunk, even though alcohol is completely banned in the state.

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A case was registered on Monday, 21 May, against a Railway Protection Force (RPF) jawan who has been accused of sodomy, in an inebriated condition, by an 18-year-old youth, police said.

The FIR against Samir Kumar Jha, who is absconding, was registered at the RPF outpost at Banmakhi railway station in Purnea, inspector in-charge of the outpost Sanjay Kumar said.

He said a case was registered after the complaint lodged by the sexual harassment survivor was forwarded to them by the railway authorities.

The complainant, who said he worked as a labourer and was 18 years of age, had written to the station manager of Purnea Court station, alleging that Jha had taken him to his residence on Friday where he got drunk and indulged in unnatural sex with him, the RPF inspector said.

Sale and consumption of liquor is completely banned in Bihar.

The RPF inspector said the complainant has also alleged that Jha had abused him at gunpoint and that he had also shot a video of the act, threatening the survivor of uploading the video on the internet if he complained.

The complainant has also alleged that Jha, to whom he had been known for some time, used to put pressure on the youth to bring prostitutes to Jha’s place and that local women had once complained about his “bad character” to the deputy mayor of Purnea, the RPF inspector said, adding that efforts were on to nab the accused and proceed with investigations.

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