A man was arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a 45-year-old woman at a village in Thane, police said today.
The victim, who lived with her husband in Modgaon village at Kasa in Thane, had gone to stay at her mother's place in the same village.
On Friday, the accused, Nilesh H Gavit (36), took the woman to his house, offered her liquor and then allegedly raped her when she was inebriated, assistant police inspector B T Chowdhari said.
Later, in order to destroy evidence, he strangulated her to death with her saree, police said
Following a complaint filed by the victim's mother, police arrested Gavit last night.
The accused has been charged under sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of IPC, police said adding that further investigation was on.
In Saharanpur, a youth was arrested today for allegedly raping his friend for past over a year after making her obscene MMS at knife point.
The accused Tushar, along with one of his friends, was booked for gangrape after the girl registered a complaint in this regard today, SSP Vijay Yadav said.
The accused had raped the girl and made a video clip of the same, using which he and his friend Alok repeatedly assaulted the victim sexually for past over a year, he said.
The two also made public the video after the girl resisted their attempt four days back, the SSP said, adding efforts are on to arrest the other accused Alok, who is absconding.
In another incident, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by three men in the wee hours this morning at her home in Hindon Vihar area here.
The victim had woken up to go to the washroom when the three accused, who live with her and her family in a shared accommodation, gangraped her, police said.
The girl was admitted to hospital in critical condition, they said.
One of the accused, Sher Mohammed, was arrested, while the other two Shadab and Sahib, who are Sher's nephews, are absconding, they said.
Family members of the girl have alleged that the accused also tried to kill the victim by strangulating her, police said.
A case under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) and 376 (punishment for rape) was registered against the three accused, SP (City) Shiv Shankar Yadav said.
A married woman has alleged that she was repeatedly raped by her neighbour for over a period of ten months, police said today.
A case of rape has been registered against Dinesh (35) based on the complaint filed by the victim at the Nangla Enclave police station here, they said.
In the complaint, the victim has alleged that Dinesh took advantage of her being alone at home when her husband and three children went for work and school respectively and repeatedly raped her for over a period of ten months.
The victim did not tell about her ordeal to anyone during this time as she had been threatened by the accused that he will kill her and her family, police said.
The woman, however, gathered courage recently and narrated her ordeal to her husband.
A case has been registered and the matter is being probed into, police said.
A 14-year-old tribal girl was allegedly gang-raped by four tribals, including three minors, in Singora village under Rajnagar police station limits.
The incident took place last night when the victim, who was alone in her house, Rajnagar police station in-charge O S Chandel told reporters.
Her parents reported the matter to the police after which the accused were arrested.