Journalist Arrested for Rape: Jammu

Journalist Arrested for Rape: Jammu
A TV news channel journalist has been arrested for allegedly raping and cheating a girl on the pretext of arranging a job for her, police said today.

Sunil Kumar Khatri (38), Bureau Chief of Azad news channel, was arrested last night and has been remanded to five days police custody today, Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) Manohar Singh told PTI.

Khatri, hailing from Poonch district, was taken into custody from his residence-cum-office at Sainik colony after the victim lodged a complaint with Gandhinagar police, Singh said.

He has been booked under section 376 (rape), 366 (forcible abduction) and 420 (cheating) of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC), he added.

The 21-year-old victim, a resident of Uttaranchal, in a complaint lodged yesterday alleged that Khatri has taken Rs One lakh from her for arranging a job of air hostess and later raped her in a house at Shastri Nagar on February 17.

When she asked him about the promised job, Khatri threatened her with dire consequences if she disclosed the incident to anyone.

The girl in the complaint further alleged that Khatri had warned her that he had recorded the February 17 incident and would run the clips on his channel.

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