The police on Saturday arrested a 49-year-old retired air force personnel on charges of illegal confinement and raping a 25-year-old married woman, an assistant with a lawyer, inside a room at a restaurant on National Highway 58 at Murad Nagar in Ghaziabad on Friday night.
According to the complaint lodged with the police, the woman met Parmal Singh Chaudhary, the accused, engaged in property dealing, after receiving his call around 5pm on Friday. Thereafter, she met him around 5.15pm near GTB Hospital from where they drove in Chaudhary’s Scorpio towards Raj Nagar Extension to select a flat for purchase.
When the woman said she did not find the flats suitable, Chaudhary drove further towards Murad Nagar and consumed drinks in the car, the FIR stated.
On reaching ‘Marwadi Swad’ restaurant, nearly 15km from Raj Nagar Extension, the accused lured her to the upper storey room where he told her that dinner would be served inside the room.
“The accused had assured the woman that he has some flats available at Murad Nagar and she should have a look at them too,” said Subodh Saxena, station house officer at Murad Nagar police station.
“Thereafter, the accused locked the room from inside after sending his driver to buy cigarettes and indulged in drinks. Later, he raped the woman. She escaped and immediately informed the police about the incident,” Saxena said.
The police have arrested the accused and sent the woman for medical examination. “The report is yet to arrive. We will also take her to court for recording her CrPC 164 statements before a magistrate,” Saxena added.
The victim hails from Shahdara in Delhi while the accused hails from Lajpat Nagar in Sahibabad at Ghaziabad. The police said the accused met the woman some days ago when he went to the court for some work. She works as an assistant to a lawyer at the court.