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Indian hockey player Varun Kumar has been charged under the POCSO act for sexual abuse.

Indian Hockey Player Varun Kumar Accused Of Sexual Abuse.

Arjuna award-winning Varun Kumar has been booked under the stringent POCSO law by the Bengaluru police after a woman accused the defender of repeatedly sexually assaulting her while she was a minor.

The 22-year-old, in her complaint filed on Monday. As id that she came in contact with Varun in 2018 through Instagram and the player raped her repeatedly promising to get married when she was 17 years. He said that Varun was training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) office in Bangalore when he met him. Varun, who was awarded Arjuna in 2021, was recently promoted as DSP in the Punjab Police. Based on the complaint received by the woman, we registered on Monday against the hockey player under the appropriate section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Section 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating and honest delivery of goods). . of the Indian Penal Code,” the Bangalore police chief said on Tuesday.

Varun, who is on India’s waiting list for the Tokyo Olympics, is currently training with the national team in Bhubaneswar for the upcoming FIH Pro League. India will face Spain in their opener on February 10.

There were claims that Varun won the silver medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in running. But Hockey India denied the

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rumors. “He is not running. He is in Bhubaneswar with the team,” a Hockey India source told PTI. Varun, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, made his debut in India in 2017.

FIR Filed

In the FIR, the woman alleged that Varun insisted on meeting her while they were chatting on Instagram and she allowed some of her friends to convince her. The two eventually become friends and start a relationship.

According to the woman, he took her to a hotel in Bengaluru’s Jayanagar in July 2019 and had sex with her despite knowing she was a minor. He said that she resisted but he promised that he would make their relationship work and marry her later.

“He alleged that he had intercourse with her several times during the five years of their relationship with her based on marriage. ” the FIR said. The woman allegedly started withdrawing from him and stopped responding to his calls and messages after her father’s death last year.
According to her FIR, Varun visited her after the tragedy but later stopped talking. She said that Varun resumed talking to her when she contacted the police in the past. However, he ran away again when he kept talking about marriage. He also threatened to post his picture on social media if he applied.

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May 2024