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Cop's son arrested, charged with rape, intimidation after video of him thrashing woman goes viral

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A policeman's son, who is seen brutally thrashing a woman in a video that has gone viral, was arrested Friday after being charged with and criminal intimidation in two separate cases, police said here.

The arrest of Rohit Tomar, 21, took place hours after tweeted that the video has come to his notice and he has directed Police to take necessary action in the matter.

The cases against the accused - one of criminal intimidation and molestation and the other of rape- were registered based on the version of two women, they said

Stepping in, the Commission for Women (DCW) issued a notice to the Delhi Police, saying appropriate sections were not included in the FIR and questioned why the accused was not arrested earlier.

The first case was registered on Thursday at the station in West Delhi following a complaint by the accused Rohit Tomar's woman friend alleging that he showed her a video in which he could be seen thrashing a woman, Deputy (DCP West) said.

Tomar allegedly threatened her with the same kind of treatment if she did not follow her instructions.

Tomar is the son of Ashok Kumar Tomar, an with the in the central district. The accused was employed with a call centre till last month and is currently unemployed. He is a second year student of where he is pursuing BA (programme) through correspondence.

The second case was registered at the station after another woman, who was seen in the video, approached the police on Friday alleging that on September 2, had called her to his friend's office in Uttam Nagar and raped her.

In the video, Tomar is seen thrashing the woman when she threatened to file a police complaint against him. Apart from Tomar, one person is seen roaming around while another one filmed the incident.

The person filming it could be heard asking Tomar to stop beating the woman. But Tomar continued thrashing the woman and abusing her. He was even seen kicking the victim.

The woman, seen in the video shared widely on and shown on TV channels, told the police that called her to his friend's office in Uttam Nagar and raped her, Anto Alphonse, Deputy of Police (Dwarka), said.

Meanwhile, who is presently in Seoul, accused the BJP governments at the centre and in of "failing to handle law and order", following the the incident in Delhi and a gang-of a 19-year-old girl in district in the neighbouring state.

"The BJP is unable to handle law and order anywhere, neither in Delhi nor People want an answer from Chief Minister that where would our daughters go and who will provide them security, Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Earlier, tweeted that a video where a youth is seen severely beating a woman has come to his notice. "I have spoken to the over the phone and directed him to take necessary action in this regard," he said on

Shortly after the arrest of Tomar, another video went viral on the in which he is seen assaulting a person.

Police said the woman who was allegedly threatened by Rohit with an assault video was in a relationship with him for one-and-a-half years and they were about to get married.

The woman who was seen brutally being thrashed by the accused in the video knew the accused for two years and was a friend, said police.

The victim is unemployed and used to work in a beauty parlour earlier, said a

The DCW had sent a notice to the SHO of Tilak Nagar and sought factual report of the incident and copy of the FIR.

It noted that the victim and her family were receiving threats to withdraw the case.

The DCW said further details regarding the steps taken by the to ensure security for the victim and her family, reasons for "non-inclusion of appropriate Sections under the Indian Penal Code, reasons for not arresting the accused (earlier) and any other relevant information has been sought," it said.

The Delhi Police has been given time till September 17 to respond to the notice.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 21:45 IST