The Colaba police have arrested a 50-year-old man from Mumbai on charges of allegedly raping a 25-year-old saleswoman from Delhi. The incident occurred during a tour in Mumbai that the victim, accompanied by her boyfriend, had undertaken on January 18. The accused, known to the victim’s boyfriend, had been introduced to her earlier.
According to the police, the accused Rahul Rathi invited the girl, proposing a trip to Mumbai. The woman agreed and came to the city along with her boyfriend. Rathi had booked two rooms in Colaba. One room was assigned to the woman and her boyfriend, while Rathi occupied the other. Later at 4pm, as the two men consumed alcohol, Rathi asked the woman’s boyfriend to buy water from outside due to the hotel’s expensive rates.
Accused Sexually Assaulted Friend In Hotel Room
Seizing this opportunity, Rathi switched off the lights in the room and subjected the victim to non-consensual physical relations. The distressing incident unfolded while the boyfriend was away purchasing water. Upon his return, the victim recounted the traumatic experience, prompting him to advise reporting the incident to the police.
Acting on the woman’s call to emergency services (100), the police swiftly apprehended Rathi at the scene and transported him to the police station. Following the formal complaint, an FIR was filed against Rathi under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).