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A 32-year-old widow has accused a senior accountant, who works with the Health Ministry, of allegedly raping her following which he has been arrested, police said today.

“The incident took place in Saket area of South Delhi on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as 40-year-old Harish Sharma,” said a police official.

As per the victim, she was well acquainted with Sharma and on Wednesday she went to meet him at his home in Pushp Vihar in Saket.

“The woman alleged that Sharma was alone at his home where he forced himself upon her. After raping her, he also threatened her not to reveal the incident to anyone,” the official said.

However, the woman filed a complaint with the police following which a case has been registered and the accused was arrested, police said.

In another incident, a 27-year-old woman alleged that she was gang-raped by two persons in East Delhi‘s Gandhinagar area last night who have been arrested.

“The incident took place at around 11 PM when the woman who works at a garment factory was about to leave the premises after work when her employer and his associate called her to a room behind the factory on some pretext where they allegedly raped her,” said a senior police official. Later, the woman somehow escaped and made a PCR call.

“A case of rape was registered at Gandhi Nagar police station after medical examination of the girl confirmed rape. Her statement under section 164 of the CrPc has also been recorded. We have detained a few persons who worked at the factory,” said a police official.

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