Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of offering lift
Mumbai police have arrested a 27-year-old man was allegedly raping a film artist.
The rape is said to have taken place last month.
Police informed that the man identified as Pradeep Tiwari was picked up from an auto-rickshaw stand in suburban Dahisar.
According to the complaint, Tiwari is a habitual offender and has nine rape and sexual harassment cases against him.
This particular complaint states that the 31-year-old victim was offered lift by the accused on his motorbike.
It was on January 12 and as she was returning from a photo-shoot in Vasai.
The victim was waiting to hail an auto-rickshaw in Dahisar when Tiwari chanced upon her.
Police said that instead of taking the woman to Dahisar railway station, Tiwari took her to an isolated building enroute and allegedly raped her.
The woman filed a police complaint and a medical examination at the civic-run Cooper hospital confirmed the rape following which a case was registered. >
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