The Arnala Police have arrested a sarpanch from Palghar district, accused of molesting a 22-year-old woman. According to the statement provided to the police, the accused, identified as Anil Thakur, called the survivor on the pretext of offering her a job. He took her to his car, spiked her drink and when she lost consciousness, took her to a lodge on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway and abused her.

On regaining consciousness, she began screaming for help. Scared, Thakur dropped the woman to her house. On Friday, the survivor registered a complaint. Thakur has been arrested and cops said investigations are on.