The Bengaluru Police filed a Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) case in opposition to the star Indian hockey participant Varun Kumar on Monday, February 5, for allegedly raping a minor. The police additionally filed sections 376 (rape) and 420 in opposition to the Arjuna Award-winning defender.
In response to a report from the PTI, the 22-year-old girl alleged that the participant repeatedly raped her by promising to marry her when she was 17. The grievance additionally reveals that she established contact with the nationwide workforce participant in 2018 by Instagram.
Bengaluru Police mentioned that they’ve filed the POCSO act, sections 376 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code in opposition to Varun Kumar, who’s at the moment with the nationwide workforce in Bhubaneshwar for the preparations of the FIH Professional League.
“Based mostly on the grievance acquired from the girl, now we have registered a case on Monday in opposition to the Hockey participant underneath acceptable part of Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences Act and sections 376 (rape) and 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property) of the Indian Penal Code,” the Bengaluru Police mentioned in an announcement.
Varun, 28, was a part of the nationwide workforce that gained the Gold medal within the 2023 Asian Video games in Hangzhou and the Silver within the 2022 Commonwealth Video games. Varun was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2021 for his contribution to the Indian hockey workforce.
Born in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, Varun made his senior debut for India in 2017 and since then has made 142 appearances for the nationwide workforce scoring 40 targets.
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