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Mumbai man rapes and films woman after spiking her drink, arrested

The man is also accused of making a video of the act on his mobile phone and blackmailing the woman into a physical relationship with him.

mumbai Updated: Sep 18, 2017 09:54 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times
Mumbai news,crime,rape
The accused was arrested on Friday and he is in police custody for further questioning, added the official.(Picture for representation)

Police in Mumbai’s Malad arrested a 28-year-old man on Friday for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman after spiking her drink.

The accused also allegedly made a video of the act on his mobile phone and blackmailed her into a physical relationship with him. When she refused, he sent the video clip to her husband.

According to police, the accused, Sartaj Shaikh, is an autorickshaw driver by profession and resides in Gajdharbhandh area of Santacruz (West) with his family. The woman had known the accused for a long time as he used to drive an autorickshaw owned by her.

Around two months ago, he called her asking for money, claiming that his auto had a mechanical failure and he needed money to repair it.

“When she met him, he offered her a spiked drink and sexually assaulted her. He also made a video clip of the incident. The victim was not aware,” said a police officer.

When the woman woke up, she found herself sleeping in an auto, and suspected something was wrong with her, the official added.

After a few days, Shaikh allegedly started blackmailing her and threatened to send the video to her husband if she did not accept his proposal to continue the physical relationship.

When the victim refused, he sent the clip to her husband, the police official said.

“The victim, along with her husband, approached the Malad police station on September 14. As per her statement, we registered a rape case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused,” said senior inspector Sudhir Mhadik of the Malad police station.

The accused was arrested on Friday and is in police custody for further questioning, the official said.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 00:02 IST