Software techie alleges rape in Mumbai, accused on the run
During a meet in their home town in January, the man told her that he can’t marry her and recommended his friend for marriagemumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2018 00:34 IST
A 30-year-old software engineer working in Hyderabad filed a police complaint against a 33-year-old man for allegedly raping her on the pretext of marriage. The man has been booked for rape and voyeurism and is at large.
The woman, who is from a neighbouring state, met him through a matrimonial site. He works as an advisor in a foreign company in Mumbai.
According to the complaint, the man reneged on his marriage promise and threatened to circulate their intimate photos on social media if she went to the police.
She created her profile on a popular matrimonial site a few year ago, said the Santacruz police. In October last year, she met the man, who is also from the same state.
The duo started chatting on the portal and exchanged phone numbers. They decided to marry after which they were in touch on phone, an officer said. “In November, the complainant had come to Pune to meet her female friend. She called the advisor who urged her to come to Mumbai. The woman denied as she had less time and had to return to Hyderabad,” said an officer.
However, the man pressurised her after which she took a cab to Mumbai. After reaching Mumbai late night, she was taken to a five-star hotel in Santacruz (West). They had dinner after which he told her that he had booked a room in the hotel.
“At the room the accused forced himself on her. The complainant denied having a physical relationship till they get married, but the man coaxed her into it, saying soon they will get married. The man also took their intimate pictures. The duo returned to their work,” said the officer.
During a meet in their hometown in January, the man told her that he can’t marry her and recommended his friend for marriage. He threatened that he would put her intimate photos on social media if she approached police. Unfazed, the complainant lodged an FIR on January 31.
First Published: Feb 03, 2018 00:13 IST