Palghar: Mokhada villager arrested for raping tribal woman

Palghar: A 41-year-old man from Mokhada village here was arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old tribal woman, police said today.

Accused Tatu Mauji Pawar was arrested last night, PI Vilas Mathe of the Mokhada police station told PTI today. Pawar forced himself on the young housewife on the night of November 10 after he barged into her house at Asha Kudavpada area from the back door, when everyone, including her two children were asleep, police said.

When she tried to raise an alarm, the accused gagged her. After sexually abusing the woman, he threatened to kill her husband and father-in-law if she revealed anything about the incident, said a complaint filed by the victim last evening.
Pawar was been charged under various sections of the IPC and subsequently arrested.

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