The Antop Hill police on Saturday arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting his 24-year-old colleague. The incident came to light after the woman contacted the police control room on Saturday, leading to the arrest of the accused who was caught red-handed at a slum in Antop Hill.
After the woman made the frantic call, around 150 policemen swung into action to catch the accused.
According to the Antop Hill police, the main control room received a call from a woman, who said she was being sexually assaulted by the accused, Pravin Kohli.
“Both the woman and the accused work as security guards with the same agency. The woman’s daughter is unwell and she used to ask the accused for monetary help. However, he would sexually exploit her,” said senior inspector Sanjay Surve of the Antop Hill police station.
On Saturday evening, the accused took the woman to a room at a slum in Antop Hill, where he tried to force himself on her. However, she refused to comply. “She went to the bathroom and called the police control room, but was unable to give them the address at that time,” said Surve.
Subsequently, around 150 policemen from Antop Hill police station, Sion police station and crime branch unit 4 swung into action and were trying to locate her through electronic surveillance.
Meanwhile, Kohli, who is married, allegedly raped the woman, the police said. “He told her they would get married and asked her to accompany him to a photographer to get their picture taken,” said Surve.
Sensing an opportunity to escape, the woman agreed and contacted the police control room once again. “During the second call, she gave the registration number of the accused’s motorbike. A team of policemen finally spotted Kohli and surrounded him, but he escaped and ran into the narrow bylanes. The police managed to arrest him with the help of locals,” said Surve.
The accused has been booked under sections 342 (wrongful confinement) and 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code.