Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Lucknow -

LUC­KNOW: A 41-year-old man was ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing his 24-year-old do­mes­tic help af­ter hold­ing her cap­tive at his Vi­gyan­puri res­i­dence in Ma­hana­gar here on Wednesday night. The ac­cused also in­jured the woman with a knife when she tried to re­sist him.

In­spec­tor of Ma­hana­gar po­lice sta­tion Vikas Pandey said the ac­cused, Love Sharma, was ar­rested when the woman man­aged to free her­self early on Thursday morn­ing and ap­proached the po­lice. He said the ac­cused had been sent to jail while the woman had been sent for med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion.

He said the ac­cused, who was un­mar­ried, was presently un­em­ployed and lived with his fa­ther RK Sharma, a re­tired gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial, af­ter his mother passed away a few years ago.

“The ac­cused’s fa­ther was on a tour for last few days and he was alone in the house. He took ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion and when the woman vis­ited the house to cook the evening meal on Wednesday, he held her cap­tive. He raped the woman by threat­en­ing her. The woman suf­fered stab wounds when the ac­cused placed the knife on her neck,” the in­spec­tor said. The woman al­leged that the ac­cused had made phys­i­cal ad­vances at her even in the past and was pres­sur­ing her to marry him.

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