A Waliv Police has booked a 30 year old man for raping and forcing his wife into prostitution. A 33 year old victim, who is divorcee with her first husband and mother of two alleged that he brutally manhandled her and burned her with cigarette butts. She filed a complaint with the Waliv Police Station in Vasai division of Palghar district.
Based on her complaint, the police booked the man under IPC sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing woman to compel her for marriage), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 and 506 (criminal intimidation) and also relevant provisions of The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. Accused is absconding and a search has been launched to nab him.
The woman mentioned in her complaint that she came to Palghar in 2012 after divorcing her first husband and leaving her two children with her mother in Uttar Pradesh.
After she came here, she found a job and was working in a company in Nalasopara. The accused was also working in the same firm and became friend of her. In 2013, the accused raped her while promising to marry her. “He later married the woman when she threatens to complain about him in police station. After marrying her, he pushed her into prostitution on the pretext of earning more. After her earning inclined the accused started demanding money from her earnings. When she refused, the accused started assaulting her and burnt her with cigarette butts,” said an officer from Waliv police station.
“He also threatened to kill her two children in Uttar Pradesh, if she refused his demands,” the police officer said.
Now, the victim is planning to go back to her children and parents, but she feels threat for her absconded husband, she demanded that police should either give her protection or arrest the husband.