Bengaluru: A 26-year-old software engineer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old MBA student in Bengaluru's Doddanekundi on Saturday night (February 2).

The incident took place when the victim had gone to attend a Facebook friend's birthday party. The accused, Adithya K from Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool and a resident of Bengaluru, allegedly forced the woman to consume alcohol and raped her when the others at the party had stepped out to buy food.

The woman claimed that she was asleep in the bedroom when Adithya entered the room and raped her but she couldn't push him away since she was under the influence of alcohol.

When the rest of the people at the party came back, the woman narrated her ordeal. She was then rushed to HAL Police station to file a complaint. The police officials then arrested Adithya based on her complaint.

A police officer said, “We registered a case of rape and arrested Adithya, who claimed he was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place. We have followed all procedure, including medical examination of the woman and the accused, before arresting him. He was produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.” Adithya is currently lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

The victim, who hails from Tamil Nadu wanted to withdraw the case but the police refused do so stating that this is a serious offence. The woman made the request after she was asked by her friend and Adithya.

This is not the first time such an incident has come to light.

In October last year, a woman from South Delhi told police that she attended a Facebook friend’s birthday party when he allegedly raped her. Even in September, a teenager had been detained for allegedly raping a girl he had befriended on Facebook.