Property dealer held for raping 'wife' in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, July 7 (IANS) A property dealer was arrested here on a rape complaint filed by a woman with whom he had been living after their "marriage" at a temple, police said Sunday.

Sanjay Kumar, 33, a native of Haryana's Bhiwani district, was arrested from his house in Islampur on Sohna Road Saturday night after the 28-year-old woman lodged a rape complaint against him, a police official said.

The woman from Narnaul said in her complaint that she had been working as an assistant at Sanjay Kumar's property-dealing office on Sohna road for more than two years and he was raping her on the pretext of marriage, police said.

"He also married the victim in a temple," an official investigating the case told IANS.

The woman wanted to have a registered marriage with the accused but he was making excuses, the complaint said.

The accused was Sunday presented before a magistrate who sent him to judicial custody for 14 days, a police official said.

An investigator said they were also looking into allegations that Sanjay Kumar had another live-in relationship with a widow of a friend from Rohtak.


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