Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of marriage

Jun 30, 2018, 18:25 IST | PTI

According to a complaint filed by the victim, also a resident of Wada, the accused has since 2012 raped her on several occasions on the pretext of marriage

Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of marriage
Representational Image

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on several occasions after promising to marry her in the adjoining Palghar district, police said on Saturday.

The accused, Chetan Patil, a resident of Wada taluka of Palghar district, was arrested last evening, they said. Patil, a driver by profession, has been booked under relevant sections of the IPC and also the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act as the victim is a Dalit, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (Jawhar division) Suresh Gadge, who is probing the case.

According to a complaint filed by the victim, also a resident of Wada, the accused has since 2012 raped her on several occasions on the pretext of marriage.

However, he never fulfilled his promise of marrying the woman, the police said.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in the headline, the story has been provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from our side. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Man arrested for allegedly sexually exploiting woman

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK