In an interesting development, a pet dog of a family blocked the way of a man and grabbed him after he attempted to flee after raping a mentally challenged woman in a house.
The family later caught the accused and handed him over to police on Saturday. The accused has been identified as 29-year-old S Dhilipkumar, who works as a goldsmith.
The accused went to a house in Selvapuram on Friday night where the 30-year-old victim lives separately in a shed while her family lives inside the house in the same compound.
To avoid being caught, the accused parked his vehicle at least 200 metres away from the victim’s place. He then visited the woman.
As the dog noticed Dhilipkumar, it held the accused and bit his pant as he tried to flee from the spot. However, the dog not allow the accused to move.
The woman’s family became suspicious as the lights were switched off in the shed. When they went inside the shed, they found the accused.
The woman’s family immediately raised an alarm and the neighbours caught Dhilipkumar and handed him over to the police.
When his mobile was searched, police found obscene videos taken with the victim.
Police have now booked the accused under Sections 376 (2) (e) (raping woman knowing her to be pregnant), 506 (i) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody.
During the probe, it was revealed that the accused had visited the woman’s place and raped her twice. He also recorded the act on his mobile phone.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 04/04/2021