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Maharashtra: 26-year-old man arrested for raping woman in Navi Mumbai

Updated on: 02 May,2024 10:18 PM IST  |  Thane
mid-day online correspondent |

A Madhya Pradesh man was arrested for allegedly raping a woman from Navi Mumbai, the police said

Maharashtra: 26-year-old man arrested for raping woman in Navi Mumbai

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Maharashtra: 26-year-old man arrested for raping woman in Navi Mumbai

A 26-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a woman residing in Navi Mumbai, the police said on Thursday, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, a spokesman of the Panvel town police station in Navi Mumbai said the accused, a native of Madhya Pradesh was arrested after the woman (35), a housewife residing in a village near Uran coastal town in Raigad district of Maharashtra, lodged a complaint against him.

Based on the complaint, the Navi Mumbai Police on Tuesday registered an FIR under IPC section 376 (rape) against the accused, who hails from Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.

The victim and the accused were known to each other, said the police spokesman, as per the PTI.

The police, quoting the complaint, said on April 29, the accused called the woman to Panvel railway station at around 8.55 am and took her to a hotel under the pretext of returning loan and ornaments he had taken from her.

The man sought sexual favours from the victim and when she refused, he raped her, according to the complaint.

Meanwhile, in an another incident last week, the Navi Mumbai Police in Maharashtra on Sunday arrested a man for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl residing in his neighbourhood in Navi Mumbai township, an official said, reported the PTI.

The 40-year-old accused and the victim were residents of the same building in Ulwe area, an official said on Sunday.

According to the PTI, on Saturday evening, the victim went to the house of the accused for playing. The accused then allegedly raped her, the official from NRI Sagari police station said.

The police said that the accused had earlier also sexually assaulted the girl, showed her obscene photographs and asked her not to inform about it to anyone, as per the PTI.

After the offence on Saturday, the girl informed her mother about it. The victim's parents then filed a police complaint following which the accused was arrested, the official said.

The accused was booked under Indian Penal Code sections 376 (rape), 376(2)(j)(n) (rape of a female under 12 years of age or a woman incapable of giving consent), 376AB (rape of female under 12 years of age) and 506 (criminal intimidation) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the police said.

(with PTI inputs)

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