An inebriated man allegedly forced himself into his former employer’s flat in Dadar and allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter on Sunday.
The police have arrested Pandurang Yashwant Bailkar (30), who lives on the streets near the Shivaji Park crematorium, on charges of rape and trespassing, the police said.
The incident, the Dadar police said, occurred between 5 pm and 5.30 pm when the Class 9 student was alone at home.
The victim was watching television in her second-floor flat when Bailkar barged into the room. “She had latched the door and was sitting in the room, watching television when an inebriated Bailkar broke the door open. He overpowered the victim, dragged her to the bathroom and allegedly raped her,” said Ashok Unde, senior inspector of Dadar police station.
Bailkar tried to flee but the girl raised an alarm.
“Her screams alerted the building residents. They caught hold of Bailkar and handed him over to the police,” added Unde.
The medical report has confirmed that the girl, who stays with her parents and a younger sister, was sexually abused, the police said.
According to the police, the victim’s father owns a catering business.
“About three years ago, Bailkar had worked as a servant with the girl’s father, making deliveries and cleaning utensils. He used to assist the family in household work and knew the victim,” a police
officer said, requesting anonymity.
“Bailkar would sometimes turn up asking for a job. He was a lazy worker and so the family did not entertain his requests,” the officer added.
“His drinking habits also made his attendance to work erratic. Bailkar is unemployed and takes up small time jobs to fund his drinking habits.”
The accused has been remanded in police custody until February 22.