Sexually abused me with a promise of marriage: Techie

A city-based software engineer has accused a Chennai-based man of sexually using her after promising marriage and later reneging on his word.

In her complaint to the Basavanagudi police, the woman said accused Arun (32) met her in the city on March 17 and 31. He booked a room in Sanman Lodge in Basavanagudi to discuss about their marriage, but raped the woman despite her opposition. Arun promised to marry her after the rape.

Police booked him under IPC 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating) and sought the help of Chennai police to catch Arun.

The woman said in her complaint that she met Arun while going to Chennai for an interview. She later became friends with him and frequently spoke on the phone and messaged. She accepted when Arun proposed to marry her in January.

Arun came to Bengaluru on the first week of March and the two went to Lalbagh, Cubbon Park and some temples. He made one more visit on March 17 and told her he wanted to discuss their marriage. He said he had booked a room in a lodge.

When the woman went to the lodge trusting him, Arun forced her to have physical relationship promising marriage. He forced her to have sex despite her disagreements. The woman did not raise objections since she believed Arun was going to marry her. He did the same on March 31.

Arun returned to Chennai and was not reachable by phone which was switched off. She went in search of him, but his father admonished her.

The woman returned to Bengaluru and filed a case demanding action against Arun.

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