Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of Blind Woman in Delhi's Dwarka

The accused, over the course of the investigation, has been identified as Chetan Khanna.

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Man Arrested for Alleged Rape of Blind Woman in Delhi's Dwarka
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A man, identified as Chetan Khanna (24), was arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a blind woman in Delhi's Dwarka area, the police said on Thursday, 2 June.

The accused is a resident of Chanakya Place.

A case was registered under section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Indian Penal Code at Dabri police station, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP Dwarka) Shankar Choudhary said. The accused was nabbed and sent to judicial custody based on technical evidence, the DCP said.

The accused 'offered to help her cross the road' while she was looking for a bus, took her to an isolated spot, and raped her.


What Has the Delhi Commission for Women Said?

The incident surfaced when the Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal tweeted about it:

"On 25 May, a blind girl got down at another bus stop by mistake. A man took her to the street on the pretext of helping her cross the road, but raped her. Police have arrested the man. I met the girl and we are completely helping her. But really — is there no limit to the animalistic mentality!"

The police have refused to disclose further details to protect the identity of the victim.

(With inputs from PTI and The Indian Express.)

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