The accused man’s father also said that he heard screams from his son’s room and then he immediately called the police. The accused’s father is said to be a college principal.
As per the statement recorded with Wakad police station, the air hostess said she first met the accused on Tinder – a dating app, on December 25.
The both started chatting on the app and planned to go out for lunch at a restaurant in Wakad. The victim in her statement said the accused forced her to have drinks with him. She has also alleged that the accused forced her to visit his house on his bike.
The accused is a graduate in B.SC. She said she was in an inebriated state and could not resist him and accompanied him to his house on his bike.
The woman said she has been staying in Pune’s Wakad area in paying-guest accommodation.
The woman has also alleged that the accused started getting physical with her at his place and when she resisted, he assaulted her with kicks and blows all over her body.
When she refused his demand, the accused forcefully raped her, she alleged.
Vivek Muglikar, the investigating officer at Wakad police station, told India Today TV that the accused’s father, who is college principal, informed the police that he heard screams from his son’s room.
After receiving information, the police reached the spot and arrested the accused. The woman told her parents about the incident and her parents immediately rushed to Pune within three to four hours. The accused was arrested on charges of IPC 376, 376B M, 325, 328 and 504.
The accused was taken to Sassoon Govt Hospital for medical examination. He has been sent to police custody till January 2. The woman has been admitted to Sassoon Hospital where she is being treated.
Woman and Child Rights activist Yamini Adbey talking to India Today TV applauded the police for taking immediate action without any delay. At the same time this activist pointed out some problems with dating apps, wherein there is no mechanism of verifying the authenticity of people registering on the app and thus the users tend to believe in the other partner in a short span of time.
Yamini also gave some advice to people using such dating apps. She advised not to go out with strangers until you develop faith in your partner. She also urged people not to take hasty decisions and asked to avoid personal meetings too soon after chatting online.