Pune: Three persons, including an Army jawan, were booked for rape and attempt to murder of a woman. The jawan had allegedly raped the woman under the pretext of marriage, while his two friends tried to poison her.
The 24-year-old victim had lodged a complaint with the Shirdi police and it has been transferred to Pune city police’s Bharati Vidyapeeth police station, as the incident first took place in Katraj.
The accused have been identified as Vikas Balasaheb Narsinge, Baburao, both residents of Devargaon in Nashik district, and Sachin Ramchandra Nilakhe of Manjri near Hadapsar.
According to the complaint, the woman met Vikas, who served in the Army, in 2016 when she worked in a private company here. “He promised to marry me and made physical relations at a lodge in Katraj and then Shirdi. On March 1 this year, there was an argument between us over marriage as he refused to marry me. His two friends later tried to poison me,” the woman said in her complaint.
Senior Police Inspector Kamlakar Takawale, in-charge of Bharati Vidyapeeth police station, said, “The woman has told us that Vikas raped her under the pretext of marriage, while his friends tried to kill her. We are yet to arrest any of the accused. Further investigations are on.”