Security guard gets 10-yr RI for raping executive in Aamby Valley resort
Accused, posted as security guard at the resort, was arrested by the Pune rural police after the victim identified his voice sample.Updated: Jul 25, 2018 18:17 IST
A special court in Pune has sentenced a security guard to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping a woman executive of a multinational company (MNC) in Aamby Valley resort in 2010. Special judge RV Adone also imposed a fine of ₹11,000 on the convict who has been identified as Dharmendrakumar Rambhau Chaudhari (28), a native of Hatras in Uttar Pradesh.
Chaudhari was arrested by the Pune rural police after the victim identified his voice sample from that of three others at the resort.The then 29-year-old victim was part of a 270-member group which had participated in the all India conference of a food conglomerate at Aamby Valley resort on December 9, 2010. A total of 30 women had been part of the conference.
According to the victim’s statement, she had returned to her room at midnight. She was alone and had forgotten to lock the room. Between 2.30 am and 3 am, a man entered the room, switched off the lights and raped her at knifepoint. She had lodged a complaint with the Paud police station which came under the jurisdiction of Pune rural police. Additional public prosecutor Leena Pathak examined 15 witnesses to prove the guilt of the accused. Chaudhari was employed by Frontline agency, to which Aamby Valley had outsourced its security service at that time. Originally from Mumbai, the victim had joined the Delhi office of the multinational company in 2009. The victim was traumatised and took her two days to register the complaint.
First Published: Jul 25, 2018 18:15 IST