The Dahisar police on Friday arrested an autorickshaw driver for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.
The accused’s accomplice is wanted in the case.
The arrested accused has been identified as Farid Syed (22), a resident of Dahisar (East). Police officials said the incident happened at Raut Compound in Dahisar Thursday morning.
The police said that the victim and two of her friends went to the N. G. Park area in search of a relative, who had been missing for the last two days.
The police said the victim’s friends were walking ahead, while the victim was trailing. Farid and his accomplice were drunk and they allegedly approached the victim.
“They threatened and assaulted the victim and then dragged her to an isolated corner,” said Police Sub Inspector D. Girkar of the Dahisar police station.
They reportedly raped the victim and fled.
The victim narrated the entire incident to her family, who then lodged a complaint with the police.
Based on the description provided by the victim and her friend, the police arrested Syed from his residence.
“The hunt for the second accused is on,” said a police officer, requesting anonymity.