A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her father-in-law after which he was roughed up by locals prompting him to flee his village Nikha-Gaotanpada, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on November 20, when the victim was alone at home, PSI AN Patil of Kasa police station under Jawhar division told.
When locals heard the woman scream, they came to her rescue and allegedly roughed up the accused after which he fled from the scene.
Police have launched a manhunt for the absconding accused
After registering offences under Sections 376 and 323 against him.