The Cuffe Parade police have arrested a 38-year-old man from Ambedkar Nagar for allegedly raping a 13-year-old neighbour.
Police said Nandkumar Salve, a driver, is distantly related to the victim. The girl, who lives with her 21-year-old sister and ailing grandparents, would often go Salve’s house to watch television, police said.
“On Thursday, when she went to his place to watch television at his place, there was no one at home,” said Shantaram Bhosle, a local. Salve allegedly locked the door from inside and raped her. “He threatened the girl and told her not to tell anyone about the incident,” said Senior Police Inspector J. Kharat.
When the girl reached home, she told her sister what had happened, who then took her to the police. Salve was arrested on Thursday. Police found that that Salve had sexually abused the victim in April too.