On Friday, Delhi Police arrested a Delhi cop’s son on charges of rape and criminal intimidation. The arrest happened after a video of him mercilessly beating a woman went viral. The incident reportedly took place on September 2.

Home Minister’s intervention

21-year-old Rohit Tomar’s arrest took place hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that the video has come to his notice. Singh had tweeted that he has directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take necessary action in the matter. Tomar is the son of a Delhi Police sub-inspector.

“I have taken note of a video where a youth has been seen severely beating a woman. I have spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner over the phone and directed him to take necessary action in this regard,” Singh tweeted.

Two separate cases were registered against the accused – one of criminal intimidation and molestation and the other of rape. The police said charges were based on complaints filed by two women. The first woman, who is seen in seen in the video, told the police that Tomar called her to his friend’s office in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar and sexually assaulted her.

The woman alleged that he started beating her when she told him she will file a complaint with the police. The accused, in the video, is seen dragging the woman around by her hair, throwing her to the ground, kicking her, slapping her and using his knees and elbows to hit her. Apart from Tomar, one person is seen roaming around while another friend filmed the incident. Although the person filming the video told Tomar to stop, the latter, however, continued thrashing the woman and abusing her.

Threatened another woman of same treatment

Another woman, who is supposedly Tomar’s friend, filed a complaint on Thursday at Tilak Nagar police station. She claimed that he showed her the video in which he was thrashing the woman. Tomar allegedly threatened her with the same kind of treatment if she did not follow his instructions.

Rohit Tomar was employed with a call centre till last month and is currently unemployed. He is a second-year student of Delhi University, pursuing a degree through correspondence.

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