Con­sta­ble held for black­mail, rape of woman

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Somen­dra Sharma s_­somen­[email protected]­

Mum­bai: A po­lice con­sta­ble has been ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing a woman. Con­sta­ble Mad­hukar Awhad, posted with the MIDC po­lice, ap­pre­hended the woman for al­legedly shoplift­ing while shop­ping at a re­puted su­per­mar­ket in Powai on Wed­nes­day (Fe­bru­ary 6).

The 48-year-old then al­legedly black­mailed and raped her.

“The woman re­port­edly slipped 10 bars of cho­co­late into her purse, with­out pay­ing for them,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer. “She paid for the rest of her pur­chases, but when the se­cu­rity guard guard­ing at the exit tal­lied the bill and her be­long­ings, the theft came to light.”

She was taken to the su­per­mar­ket’s ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices, where she con­fessed to the crime and as­sured to pay for the stolen choco­lates.

Po­lice of­fi­cers, in­clud­ing Awhad, were present and she gave them a writ­ten dec­la­ra­tion say­ing she would not repeat the of­fence. The doc­u­ment con­tained her name, res­i­den­tial ad­dress, mo­bile num­ber and Aad­haar de­tails. Turn to P4

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