The accused, Vikas Kanojiya, had allegedly entered her house when the complainant was alone.
Mumbai: A 19-year-old married woman was raped in her house at knifepoint by her neighbour. The accused, Vikas Kanojiya, had allegedly entered her house when the complainant was alone on Thursday afternoon. The Kalwa police has registered a case against Kanojiya on Friday and booked him under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape. The arrest is yet to be made.
The complainant, a resident of Kalwa, had recently moved to Bhaskar Nagar, after marrying a labourer three months ago. The victim was working as a domestic help in adjoining areas to support her husband financially. The complainant’s husband left for work at 8.30 am on the day of the incident.
The complainant was left traumatised by this incident, and when her husband returned home, she broke down. The couple lodged a police complaint on Friday and the police booked the accused under IPC sections 376 and 452 for punishment of rape and trespassing respectively along with 506 (2) for criminal intimidation.
When The Asian Age spoke to police inspector Vilas Kadam of Kalwa police station, he said, “Kanojiya has been absconding since the incident took place. He was unemployed and carried out odd jobs here and there to feed himself. The girl has been left traumatised and has been sent for the medical tests.”