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Mumbai man rapes minor, flees hours before wedding; girl’s family finds out he’s married, has kids

Mumbai city news: The man, Pravin Dashrath Chaudhary, met the girl through a friend. The two soon started meeting frequently. Chaudhary raped her several times on the pretext of marriage, said police.

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:31 IST
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A 24-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor, promised to marry her, but did not turn up at the wedding, was arrested on Wednesday.

According to the police, the man, Pravin Dashrath Chaudhary, met the girl through a friend. The two soon started meeting frequently. Chaudhary raped her several times on the pretext of marriage, said police.

When the girl’s parents learnt about the relationship, they threatened to file a rape case. Chaudhary then agreed to marry the girl. He took a friend, who he introduced as his uncle, to meet the girl’s parents.

Read more: Breaking off marriage promise not cheating, rape: Bombay HC

On the day of the wedding on Sunday, the girl and her family waited for Chaudhary at the marriage hall for five hours, but he didn’t turn up. His phone, too, was switched off. “The girl’s mother got a call from a woman who claimed to be Chaudhary’s wife. She told her that Chaudhary had two children and had fled to Usmanabad,” said an officer.

The girl’s parents then approached the police on Monday.

The crime branch on Wednesday got a tip-off that Chaudhary was in Dahisar. The officers laid a trap and arrested him. He has been handed over to the MHB police station for investigation.

Read more: Bombay HC: Consensual sex on promise of marriage is not rape