A 45-year-old Gurgaon businessman, Mangesh Sholapur, has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his daughter’s friend who had come to his place for a sleepover, police said.
The incident reportedly occurred on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The victim (18) had gone for a night stay at her friend’s place, where the accused raped her in his bedroom, the police said.
The girl studies in the same Gurgaon school the accused’s daughter went to before she went abroad for further studies.
The victim was invited over by the accused’s daughter, who was visiting home during vacation, Gurgaon Police PRO Subhash Bokan said.
The complainant told the police that her friend and the accused took her to CyberHub in Gurgaon for dinner where Mangesh ordered drinks for himself and also for the girls. The girl alleged that she was compelled to drink alcohol.
When the three went back to the accused’s flat, the girls went to sleep in the room of the accused’s daughter. The accused allegedly dragged the victim to his room later and raped her.
“The victim approached a women police station on Friday and registered a complaint of rape against the accused,” Bokan said. He added that the accused businessman was arrested within hours of registration of the case and that he had admitted to his crime.
The accused, who has been sent to judicial remand, will be lodged in Bhondsi prison.
He has been booked under section 376 (rape), along with sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code.