The Railway Protection Force (RPF) on Saturday arrested a man and his wife, who hailed from Rajasthan, for allegedly trying to force a woman, also from the same state, into flesh trade.
Pappu Karnawat and his wife Leela, both residents of Bundi, allegedly tricked the woman (25) who hailed from Shamgarh (Rajasthan) into accompanying them for a tour around Maharashtra, an RPF officer posted at Bhusawal railway station said. However, the accused duo dumped the woman at Vaitagwadi, a notorious red light area on the city outskirts, he said.
According to RPF sources, the woman managed to escape from the area and rushed to the railway station today morning and narrated her plight to RPF staff following which they laid a trap and nabbed Lata when she arrived on one of the platforms in search of the victim. They later apprehended her husband Pappu from the area. The RPF has handed over the accused to Bhusawal police who are investigating the case.
Meanwhile, a minor girl hailing from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh was allegedly raped by her tuition teacher at his place on Saturday, police said. "The accused identified as Nagendra Singh Chawda sexually assaulted the class X student when she came to his house on Saturday morning for private tuition class", SP Sushant Saxena said.
Chawda was arrested under sections 376 (rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC after the victim lodged a complaint against him, he said.