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Ex-US cop arrested for rape in H'bad

Waheed Khan, 53, who retired from California police service has been accused of raping his 20-year-old maid in Hyderabad.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 18:36 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

A former official of the US police department has been arrested on charges of raping his maid.

Waheed Khan, 53, who retired from California police service and returned to his hometown two years ago, has been accused of raping his 20-year-old maid and forcing her to have unnatural sex.

Khan, who was a second line official in the correctional wing of California police service, allegedly sexually abused his maid for one week at his residence in the posh Banjara Hills neighbourhood.

On a complaint from the maid, a native of Guntur district, Banjara Hills police on Friday booked a case against Khan and his wife Faheem, who allegedly supported him in the sexual assault.

However, the police have postponed Faheem's arrest keeping her health condition in mind since she delivered a baby just three weeks ago. They are also examining her role in the crime.

According to Banjara Hills inspector E Shankar Reddy, the maid alleged that Khan first raped her at gunpoint some 10 days ago and forced her to have unnatural sex. The police seized a double barrel gun from him.

The alleged sexual abuse in the servant's room continued for one week. Three days ago she escaped, went to her widowed mother in Guntur and came back to the state capital to the lodge a complaint with the police.

Khan has been booked under sections 136 and 137 of the Indian Penal Code relating to rape and unnatural sex. The police also seized pornographic material from his house.

Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Khan went to the US 25 years ago. He divorced his first wife in the US and came to India two years ago and got married again.

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 15:50 IST

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