Hoshiarpur, Sep 13 (UNI) A local youth was arrested last night on charges of raping a girl on the pretext of marrying her, police said here today.
The youth, Mandip Kumar of Bhim Nagar locality was arrested by Model Town police under sections 363, 366 and 376 of the IPC last night.
According to the police sources, the 18-and-a-half-year old girl had said in her complaint that sometime back her co-worker Rani in Mahavir Spinning Mill here, had helped her get a loan of Rs 8000.
On September 7, when she along with Rani, was at local Grain Market, the latter introduced her to Mandip Kumar as the man who had given the loan money.
The girl also alleged that Rani then tried to pressurise her to marry Mandip Kumar.
She alleged that Mandip Kumar later abducted her and took her to a hotel at Chintpurni and raped her there.