The Rabodi police arrested a 19-year-old for allegedly raping a domestic help on Tuesday.
Rakesh Ranade, a resident of K-Villa in Rabodi, raped the 21-year-old divorcee on January 6. “I have been working as a domestic help for two-three months and stay with my employer. The accused, who lived nearby, would follow me and pass lewd comments but I would ignore him,” she said.
“On that night, I was returning home when he stopped me. He said that someone was lying unconscious in a room at the K-Villa garden. When I accompanied him to the room, there was no one. He caught hold my hand and covered my mouth.He then forced himself upon me,” said the victim.
The victim said he had threatened her saying that he would kill her if she told anyone. “Since he had threatened her, the victim didn’t come forward with a complaint. On Monday, the accused threatened her again. We have registered a case of rape and criminal intimidation against Ranade,” said police inspector Sopan Nighot.
Ranade’s family alleged that he is being framed by Seema Saraf, for whom the victim works.
“My son is innocent. He failed in his S.S.C exam last year. Saraf is behind all this. Her married son had raped my minor daughter last year. So, she just wants to take revenge,” said Ranjana Ranade (40).