The 24-year-old survivor said the professor, 45, along with his wife laid a trap for her as they had no children. “While pursuing graduation from a college here, I met the professor in 2017. He was my teacher. He was quite friendly with me and one day, he introduced me to his wife. The couple was helpful to me and offered to assist me with my studies, too,” the survivor said in her police complaint.
A few months later, the couple invited her to their house. “There, his wife served me sedative-laced tea. After I fell unconscious, the professor raped me. Scared, I did not speak about the incident. A few days later, his wife called me to her house, saying they wanted to apologise for what had happened. When I went to meet her, she again spiked my tea. The professor again raped me and recorded the act,” she added.
Days later, the professor met her and asked her to marry him. “He said he was getting divorce from his wife. In the meantime, I got pregnant and agreed to the proposal. I later learned that he had not divorced his first wife,” she said.
In July 2018, the survivor gave birth to a boy. “Even as the professor was living with me in a rented accommodation here, he refused to part ways with his first wife,” she added.
Investigating officer inspector Sukhdev Singh said the survivor had lodged a complaint in March. After a senior officer conducted an inquiry, a case was registered on Tuesday. It was found during the probe that the couple tricked the woman as they were childless.
A case has been registered against the professor under sections 417 (punishment for cheating), 494 (marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 376 (rape), 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences) of the IPC and under the SC/ST Act./