A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel was today arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a 30-year-old woman by spiking her cold drink, police said. RPF personnel Khemchand Verma, posted at the Kota Railway Station, was arrested after the woman lodged a complaint against him, SHO at Kota GRP Station Ganga Sahay said. She alleged that Verma took her and her two children to his residential quarter yesterday night when they were waiting for a train back home to Varanasi, he said. "The RPF personnel told them that there was no train to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. He took them to his residential quarter. There was another person present there, who left immediately after Verma entered," Sahay said. The woman said the accused offered her a spiked drink and tried to rape her by switching off the room's light.
She also said Verma tried to steal her valuables, Sahay said. The officer said, "She managed to escape from the residential quarter and was found by GRP personnel at around 1:30 AM today in semi-conscious state outside the Kota Railway station. Her children were found crying beside her." She gave her statement in the morning and she is undergoing treatment at the Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital here, he said. Verma has been booked under relevant sections, including 376, of IPC. The woman's family members have been informed, Sahay said.
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