BHOPAL: After going through the ordeal nearly for two years, a woman gathered courage and lodged a complaint against her acquaintance for raping her multiple times. The first sexual assault took place in 2019, when the man spiked her drink in a city hotel. The man even clicked some objectionable photographs which he used later to rape her multiple times.
MP Nagar police on Thursday night booked the accused under relevant act for allegedly offering sedatives, sexually assaulting, issuing threats and hurling abuses on the woman.
The woman was allegedly raped after being offered a spiked drink by the man, who happened to be an acquaintance at a hotel. SI Shweta Sharma of MP Nagar police station said the accused Mukesh Sharma runs a cyber cafe. The woman in her complaint told police that she had separated from her husband and lives in Kolar.
She met Sharma at a wedding reception in Raisen district in 2019. Sharma came to Bhopal in October and one day he invited her to Hotel Gauri Shree. The woman unaware of his intentions agreed to meet. At the hotel, the man offered the woman sedatives laced drink and when she was unconscious, Sharma allegedly raped her. He also clicked her objectionable pictures.
SI Sharma said that the accused, using the pictures, would blackmail the woman into meeting him and then would sexually assault her. He even promised to marry her but whenever the woman raised the issue, he would hurl abuses on her and even threatened her.
The woman recently told her friends about her trauma who advised her to approach the police. A case was registered against Sharma on Thursday night.
Youth held for raping, blackmailing minor
In another rape case, Jahangirabad police have arrested the 24-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor †multiple times. Police said the girl used to live with her family in Jahangirabad area. A year ago the youth had allegedly raped her and threatened her to keep mum. Later the family shifted to another place. However, the accused, identified as Sahrique continued following her. He blackmailed and threatened the victim to meet him and he would rape her every time they met.
The girl in her complaint said that the accused threatened that he was in possession of some objectionable pictures . On Wednesday again, the accused sexually assaulted the minor. However, not ready to take it anymore, the girl confided in her parents and they lodged a police complaint on Thursday.
SI Riddhi Sharma said the accused has been arrested and booked under Sections 376 276 2 N, 506, Sections 3/4 POCSO Act.