Amit Dhankad, a railway Police officer approached a cab driver and asked for a ride to one of the prostitution dens (brothels) in the Grant Road area of south Mumbai. When he refused, an enraged Dhankar brutally assaulted the taxi driver. The driver was dragged into a corner in the railway premises and was sexually assaulted.
After the attack, the Police officer took cash and keys from the victim.
29-year-old Police constable Amit Dhankad has been arrested on the charge of sodomising a taxi driver in Mumbai, police said on Monday.
Dhankad, who was drunk at the time wanted the cabbie to drop him off at Grant Road. However, the taxi driver refused saying he had already picked up passengers, which angered Dhankad.
“He then hit the taxi driver with a stick, empty beer bottles and took him to a railway area where he sodomised him,” the official said. Dhankad snatched Rs 850 cash and a mobile phone from the cab driver and demanded Rs 2000 to release him.
“The victim somehow managed to free himself and reached MRA Marg police station,” he said, adding that a police team picked Dhankad from RPF barracks near Karnak Dock.
The constable has been booked under sections 377 (Unnatural Sex), 394 (Voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery), 387 (Putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said MRA Marg police station senior inspector Sanjay Kamble.
A local court remanded the accused in judicial custody till January 20, he said.