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Man detained after live-in partner alleges rape

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 09, 2013
First Published: 00:44 IST(9/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(9/5/2013)

A 25-year-old pregnant woman on Wednesday lodged a case against her live-in partner, accusing him of raping her and then forcing her to undergo an abortion.

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The matter was reported at the west Delhi’s Madipur police station with the police identifying the accused as one Rajesh, who works in a private company.

According to a police officer, Rajesh has been detained and was being questioned in connection with the allegations leveled against him by the woman, who is seven months pregnant. The couple was in a live-in relationship for the past three years, he said.

Investigation into the case revealed that the woman met Rajesh three years ago and became friends.

They started liking each other and fell in love after which they decided to live together at Rajesh’s house.

“The woman has alleged that Rajesh established physical relationship with her by promising to marry her. Seven months ago, the woman became pregnant and she began pressuring Rajesh for marriage. But Rajesh tried to put off the issue by giving her false assurances,” said the police officer.

A few weeks ago, the officer said, Rajesh asked her to abort the child after the couple had an argument. The arguments continued for several days but on Tuesday, when the victim sensed that Rajesh won’t marry her, she made a call to the police.


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