Telangana: Pharmacist held guilty for raping woman imprisoned for 10 years
Hyderabad: In a rigorous punishment, a 28-year-old pharmacist has been jailed for ten years for allegedly abusing a young woman sexually and raping her in 2013. A fine of Rs 1000 has also been imposed on him for the heinous offence.
The incident took place in September 2013 when a 23-year-old woman was all alone at home. The pharmacist allegedly sneaked in her house during the night. He then allegedly forced himself on the woman and raped her.
Later, he tried to flee from there, however, the victim's spouse had returned by then. He tried to catch hold of the pharmacist but he somehow succeeded in escaping from the spot.
Thereafter, a complaint was lodged with the police by the victim. Based on the complaint, the Sanathnagar police booked a case of rape and arrested the pharmacist. He was under judicial remand since then.
“Her husband returned when the accused was about to escape. He tried to nab the accused but he managed to escape,” police told TOI.
As per a recent media report in TOI, a local court in LB Nagar while examining the matter on January 10, awarded 10-year imprisonment to the pharmacist for the offence.
According to a recent report by a local daily, Telangana Today, the accused is a pharmacy student and resident of Karmiknagar in Yousufguda. He was working as a trainee for a private hospital here.
A few months ago, a Bangalore-based pharmacist was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman inside the medical store, touching her inappropriately and passing indecent comments, under the pretext of examining her skin. Medical Dialogues had reported that the 33-year old pharmacist was been booked under the Indian Penal Code Section 506 (criminal intimidation) and Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).