Man posing as room-hunter rapes woman,arrested

A 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man who entered her house in Shivne on the pretext of inquring about accommodation on rent on Thursday morning.

Written by Express News Service | Published:April 13, 2013 1:22 am

A 27-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a man who entered her house in Shivne on the pretext of inquring about accommodation on rent on Thursday morning.

Warje police arrested the suspect identified as Ramkrushna Shelke (35),a driver hailing from Chakur in Latur district. The complainant,whose husband is also a driver,was alone at home when Shelke visited her at 11.15 am.

Senior inspector Sunil Darekar said,“While leaving,Shelke asked for a glass of water. When she went into the kitchen,he closed the door. The suspect gagged her and after she fell unconcious,raped her.”

Darekar added,“The complainant approached us in the afternoon. The suspect had given his cellphone number to the woman while he was inquiring about the accommodation. We traced it and arrested him after the complaint was registered.”

Shelke has been booked under Sections 376 (rape) and 452 (trespassing) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced in court and remanded in police custody.

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