Delhi: Woman journalist alleges rape by friend

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New Delhi, Feb 22: A 34-year-old woman journalist working with an English newspaper has alleged that she was raped by her friend.

Media reports say that in her complaint, the victim has alleged rape on the pretext of marriage.

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According to police, the complainant, who is a divorcee and the mother of an eight-year-old girl, met the accused in a club around six years back after which they became friends.

"The woman and the accused had also lived together for a while in the past. The woman is a native of Jaipur but was settled in Delhi, working here as a journalist for an English newspaper," said a police official.

In her complaint, the victim said that she was befriended by 38-year-old Aakash around six years ago. She said Aakash had also claimed to be a divorcee and developed physical relations promising marriage.

Police is now on the lookout for the 38-year-old accused who was found to be absconding after the complaint in the matter was on Saturday night lodged at Vasant Kunj police station.

OneIndia News

(With agency inputs)

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