Senior advocate arrested for raping woman lawyer inside Delhi’s Saket court complex

The Delhi Police have arrested a senior advocate who allegedly raped a woman lawyer inside his chamber in south Delhi’s Saket court complex.

The accused is in his 50’s. He was arrested from south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area and later produced before the Saket court.

In her statement to the police, the woman said the senior advocate was in an inebriated condition and sexually assaulted her inside his chamber. The woman lawyer works in the same complex.

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Speaking about the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (south) Romil Baaniya said, “The victim, in her statement to the police, said the accused, who was in an inebriated condition, sexually assaulted her in his chamber which is in the same complex where she works.”

The matter came to light when the woman called up the police on the intervening night of July 14 and 15 and told them she was sexually assaulted by the senior lawyer.

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Police have recorded her statement and the woman’s medical examination has also been conducted.

“The chamber where the alleged assault took place has been sealed and the Forensic Science Laboratory and crime team has inspected it,” Baaniya said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Updated: July 15, 2018 — 4:51 pm