Constable held for raping theft accused
Mumbai: A constable, Madhukar Avhad (48), was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a theft case accused. The married woman (32), who was allegedly caught stealing chocolates from a departmental store on February 6, said that she was raped at a lodge on Aarey Road. She told the police that Avhad threatened to take action against her if she spoke to anyone about the rape. The cop, attached with the MIDC police station in Andheri, is in police custody for two days.
The alleged crime came to light when the woman’s husband found that her objectionable pictures were shared on her WhatsApp account. She narrated her alleged ordeal to her husband, who then approached the police. Departmental action will be initiated against Avhad on Monday and he will be suspended, said additional commissioner of police (west region) Manoj Sharma. —V Narayan