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A worker at a cement factory in Sahapur taluka here was arrested for allegedly held captive a 19-year-old girl and raped her on several occasions in the last one-and-half months, police said today.
Accused Pandurang Kuvre (37) was held from Sahapur yesterday on charges of raping the girl repeatedly by holding her captive, Inspector at Sahapur Police Station Sanjay Dhumal said.
"Kuvre took the victim to the cement factory in May where he worked and held her in confinement for over a month. There first he promised her to marry her, but later committed the offence by threatening her. The victim filed a complaint in this regard on Wednesday," the officer said.
A case was lodged under IPC sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping) and 506 (criminal intimidation) against the accused. He was produced before the local magistrate yesterday, who remanded him in police custody till next week.
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