The Bandra police, on Saturday, arrested a 24-year-old businessman for allegedly kidnapping and raping a minor. The police said that the accused, Krishna Mohan Avhad, was arrested from his relative’s residence at Virar and the 17-year-old victim was reunited with her family after being rescued.
According to the Bandra police, Avhad stays at Shastri Nagar with his wife and an infant son. He provides electricians for household repair work and during one such assignment, he met the victim around six months ago. The victim, who recently appeared for her Class 12 examinations, also resides in the same area.
After the accused befriended her, the duo was in a relationship. On the afternoon of May 2, Avhad met the victim at a fast food corner in Khar (West). The victim was accompanied by her 10-year-old sister. After lunch, the victim called a male friend and asked him to drop the 10-year-old home. Avhad and the victim then boarded a train for Virar.
The victim’s sister told her father about the meeting with Avhad. As the victim did not return home till late in the night, her father registered a case of kidnapping against Avhad with the Bandra police.
“Avhad was arrested on May 4 from his relative’s residence at Virar and the victim was rescued. Her medical reports revealed that she had been raped, following which Avhad was charged with rape,” said an official from the Bandra police station.
A metropolitan court on Saturday remanded Avhad in police custody till May 8.