Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable allegedly raped a cab driver for reportedly refusing to give him a ride to the red-light area, on Sunday, Mumbai Police said on Monday.

According to IANS, the bizarre incident occurred when the cab driver was relaxing on a bench at the P D'Mello Road, near the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Sunday evening.

The RPF constable identified as Amit Dhankad, approached the cabbie and asked for a ride to one of the prostitution dens in the Grant Road area of south Mumbai.

When the cabbie refused, an enraged Dhankad brutally assaulted him, dragged him to a corner in the railway premises and had unnatural sex with him, reported IANS. 

Later, he left the victim and decamped with his money, cab keys and other belongings, said the police.

Following the cabbie’s complaint, a team of MRA Marg Police reached the spot and subsequently arrested Dhankad on Monday under various sections of Indian Penal Code.

Taking serious cognisance of the shocking incident, the Railway Protection Force has suspended Dhankad from his duties and further investigations are underway.