Army Major Booked For Rape, Suicide

SRINAGAR: An Army Major was booked on Friday for raping and abetting suicide of a female colleague in industrial town of Bari-Brahmana in Jammu’s Samba district.

The former husband of the woman was also booked on charges of blackmailing. No arrests have been made so far, reports said.

Major Anita Kumari, 36, who served the Army Supply Corps at Bari-Brahmana, 15 km from Jammu city, was found dead at her official residence on December 15, 2016.

J&K police registered an FIR under sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 376 (rape) of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) against Army Major Anup Kumar. He was last posted at Rajouri.

The police had recovered three suicide notes from the crime scene. In the notes, Anita Kumari had allegedly claimed that she was harassed by Major Anup Kumar and held him responsible for taking the extreme step.

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