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Constable booked for repeatedly raping a woman

Thane: A 31-year-old woman from Kalyan here has accused a police constable of repeatedly raping her for over three years on the pretext of getting married to her following which he was booked, police said today.

According to police, a few years ago, Sadanand Kamethkar, who is attached with the Crime Branch of Thane City Police, had gone to the victim’s house in connection with the death of her brother.

“After his visit to the victim’s house, he developed a friendship with her. He promised to marry the woman and took her to different places, including Padgha, and repeatedly raped her,” Sub-inspector of Padgha police station, P S Tayade said.

“Recently, after the accused came to know that the woman was pregnant, he forced her to abort the child and also refused to marry her,” he said.

On Thursday, the victim lodged a complaint with Bhiwandi taluka police station, which was later transferred to the Padgha police station in the district.

The accused has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and 313 (causing miscarriage without woman’s consent), district Rural Police said.

Tayade said the accused has not been arrested so far and an investigation was underway.

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