'Psychopath rapist' turns out to be a petty criminal

But, the reports which appeared in a section of media which charged a youth of 32 rapes has turned out to be exaggerated version of a single rape and petty thefts.

Though, a woman has accused Mahesh, a 27-year old youth of rape and robbing her of gold chain, the police themselves were in for a big shock after a media report about the same man being accused of 32 rapes. Though, Mahesh is accused of a rape by a woman, he has turned out to be a petty criminal and a womaniser.

“The reports of 32 rapes are baseless and are unfounded. Mahesh is a thief and used to frequently visit brothels and prostitutes. We have sought his body warrant for further investigation into his antecedents as we suspect he robbed women,” Inspector Jayamaruthi of Krishnaraja police station, who is investigating the case, told Deccan Herald.  

Assistant Commissioner of Police (K R Division) Vishnuvardhana concurred with the inspector’s version and said Mahesh was a petty criminal. “It is impossible that a man commits 32 rapes and the police will not make a sense of it. There is only one case of rape against the accused filed in K R police station.

We arrested Mahesh based on the complaint. The reports that appeared in a section of media was blown out of proportion and is utterly false,” the ACP told this newspaper. According to police, Mahesh, a resident of Kesare was a womaniser. They have charged the man with a rape case after a woman has filed a case with K R Police. But, there are no other reports of rape case reported in any other police station limits.

However, the police arrested him when he was driving to a secluded place in the outskirts with a woman. “We are questioning the woman who was with him during his arrest as she has also claimed that the accused befriended and forced her to accompany him,” they said. 

The accused Mahesh is in judicial custody after he was produced before a local court last week. Though, police has sought custody of the accused to interrogate him further, the court rejected the plea as the prison authorities cited ill health of Mahesh.

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