In a bizarre case of sexual harassment, a 24-year-old homemaker from Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old boy. However, the woman alleged that she they were in love and will marry soon.
The duo went missing on October 24. "The woman's husband approached the Robertsonpet police station on October 24 night, saying his wife had gone missing. The next morning, the boy's father too arrived at the station with a complaint that his son was missing," Times of India quoted police saying.
The woman's husband is in the business of supplying drinking water. The couple, who have been married for two years, have no children, while the boy is a school dropout, police told TOI.
When the boy’s father went to the police station he saw the woman’s photos on the table of an officer. The police were making copies of the photo to send to other stations. He immediately enquired about the woman. When he was told the woman was also missing, he grew suspicious since the two knew each other. He suspected the woman may have taken his son away.
The police were skeptical of the father’s claims. But when the woman’s neighbours told the police that the two had an affair before, the police scanned CCTV footages near KGF bus stand and found that the duo had boarded an Andhra Pradesh-bound bus on October 24 evening.
The homemaker's husband also suspected that the two might have eloped and told the police that she has taken Rs 1.5 lakh with her.
The duo travelled across Andhra Pradesh and parts of Tamil Nadu staying in lodges. The police would always miss them by the whiskers. Finally, the police caught up with the duo at a hotel in Velankanni, Tamil Nadu on November 13.
Police said they subjected the boy and the woman to medical tests, which have confirmed ‘sexual contact’ between the duo. The woman has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. The police tried to convince the woman that it was an offence to have sexual relations with a minor. But she says that the two are in love and will marry soon.