British woman has claimed the India’s national hockey captain Sardar Singh raping her and attempting to throw her from the window of a Delhi hotel. The alleged victim claims that Sardara Singh regularly beat her, forced her to abort their child, and threatened to have her and her family killed during a violent relationship. The woman filed a FIR against Sardar Singh, accusing him of rape and criminal intimidation, at the Chanakyapuri police station in New Delhi.
British Woman claimed that in October 2014 Sardar Singh attacked her in the five-star Ashok hotel in Delhi before raping her.
The Daily Telegraph quoted the woman as having said: “It was like he was trying to kill me, he tried pushing me out of a window in his anger. When we came back to the hotel he forced physical relations on me without my consent.”
She said she became pregnant with his child and he then refused to speak to her until she had an abortion and threatened her family in Britain.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said that for five months the Punjab police had not filed an FIR on the complaint filed by the woman. She said that after the revision in laws after the December 16, 2012 gangrape, the police was bound by the law to register an FIR.
Swati Maliwal said, “There should be an FIR against the Punjab police under section 166 A for not filing an FIR in this case. The law has this provision. An FIR can be filed against the police if they fail to register an FIR when a woman alleges rape.”
British woman complainant was the first British-Asian woman to represent England in hockey in 2010 as part of their junior women’s team. She had filed a police complaint in February in Ludhiana following which a investigation was formed to probe the allegations. Sardar Singh was given a clean chit then.