Mumbai: Sexually abused for 26 years, 45-year-old domestic help registers complaint

A shocking case of sexual abuse has come up in SoBo, where a 45-year-old woman has alleged that she was being raped and harassed for almost 26 years by her employer after she was caught stealing a watch which was worth Rs 200.

According to a report in DNA, the woman had started working as a domestic help in the accused house in Gamdevi in 1992. The accused one day saw her stealing a watch, after which she apologised. But then the accused began sexually assaulting her and threatened to register police complaint if she resisted. The woman in her complaint has said that the accused sexually abused her for two decades, and impregnated her at least  thrice but arranged for the pregnancies to be terminated each time with the help of his relatives. She has also said that the two sisters of the accused have assaulted her.

Netaji Bhupale, Senior Police Inspector, Gamdevi Police Station, told the leading daily, “We have registered a case against all of them and we are in the process of verifying the statements made by the woman. She was working at the house of the accused as domestic help. Our probe is on and necessary action would be taken against the accused.”

The police after the complaint have registered a case of rape and sexual harassment against the accused and his siblings. The police have also booked the doctor who woman claimed aborted the child.

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