Sexual assault on IT professional in Pune : Neighbour arrested

Pune : The Pimpri-Chinchwad police on Sunday arrested a middle-aged man for sexually harassing an IT professional, his neighbour. The accused, Chetan Vitthal Adapalliwar, 42, a resident of Shindenagar in Sangvi, owns a snacks shop.

The 23-year-old victim is an IT professional for Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), according to the police. She has filed the complaint at the Sangvi police station.

Sub-inspector of Sangvi police station Mr Ravindra Panhale has said that. “The complainant was sleeping in her house at the time of the incident. The door of their house is generally open. The neighbours were aware of this. At 2am on Sunday morning, Adapalliwar allegedly entered their house and went to the complainant’s room and sexually harassed her. ”

Panhale added, “The complainant raised an alarm and called the police immediately. Adapalliwar was arrested in the morning and was produced in front of a vacation bench at the Pimpri court. The Pimpri court remanded him to judicial custody from which he was bailed out immediately.”

A case under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code was registered at Sangvi police station under Pimpri-Chinchwad police jurisdiction.

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