Indian Army Soldier Arrested for False Assault Claims
Unraveling the Incident
An Indian Army soldier, Shine Kumar, who reported being assaulted by unknown attackers who wrote ‘PFI’ on his back, has been taken into custody for making false statements about the purported incident. The incident was alleged to have occurred in a rubber forest in the Kollam region of Kerala. The police, upon investigation, found that Kumar’s statements were false, leading to his arrest. Additionally, Kumar’s friend, who was also arrested, confessed that Kumar had orchestrated the act with the intention of gaining fame.
Kumar had initially reported the incident to the Kadakkal Police Station. However, his friend confessed during the investigation that Kumar had asked him to write ‘PFI’ on his back and physically assault him. The friend, who was intoxicated at the time, initially wrote ‘DFI’ but was corrected by Kumar. He further stated that he was asked to bind Kumar’s hands and mouth with tape.
Recovery of Evidence
The police managed to recover green paint, a brush, and tape, which were purportedly used in the deception. Kumar, who serves in the Indian Army’s Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) Corps in Rajasthan, had initially claimed that six individuals had assaulted him and written ‘PFI’ on his back while he was returning home on his bike. However, no injury marks indicative of an assault were found on Kumar’s body during the investigation.
‘PFI’ is usually an acronym for the Popular Front of India, an organization that was banned by the Indian government the previous year. Kumar’s false claim of assault involving the acronym ‘PFI’ raises questions about his motivations.
The investigation into the incident led to a shocking revelation. The supposed victim of the assault, the soldier, was the orchestrator of the act. His friend’s confession and the absence of injury marks on Kumar’s body played a pivotal role in the conclusion of the investigation. The recovery of the paint, brush, and tape added to the evidence against Kumar, leading to his arrest along with his friend.
The Motive behind the Act
According to the confession by Kumar’s friend, the act was carried out with the intention of grabbing national attention and potentially securing a better job opportunity. However, their plan backfired when the investigation revealed the truth behind the alleged assault. The ordeal serves as a cautionary tale about the repercussions of making false statements and misusing the trust placed in individuals due to their professional roles.
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