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Priest arrested for raping mentally unstable woman

delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2010 17:03 IST

A temple priest in south Delhi's Pushp Vihar area has been arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old mentally unstable woman, police said on Monday.

He was arrested Sunday from Saket, near Pushp Vihar, for the Feb 4 crime.

"Santosh Kumar Tiwari, 38, was arrested after he was manhandled by the victim's brother," Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) H G S Dhaliwal told reporters in New Delhi.

"While Tiwari was manhandled, police reached the spot. When we probed the matter, it was revealed that Tiwari had sexually assaulted the woman around one and half months ago at his home," Dhaliwal said.

The woman had complained to her family. Tiwari had been absconding since.

"The victim's family had not complained to us due to the fear of embarrassment. But when victim's brother saw him in Saket area yesterday, he confronted him and manhandled him," he added.

In a similar incident, Shiv Murat Dwivedi alias Ichchadhari Sant Swami Bhimanand Ji Maharaj Chitrakoot Wale, 39, was arrested along with seven others from the same area on charges of running a prostitution racket.