Jaipur: A 28-year-old woman was allegedly raped on the pretext of marriage by a man whom she befriended on Facebook, police said today.
An FIR was registered yesterday at Shyam Nagar police station on a complaint filed by the victim in the local court here, they said. The accused Ranjan Pandey, aged between 25-30 years, hails from Jharkhand and was working in Mukhtsar district of Punjab.
He came in touch with the woman, who is a divorcee, through social networking site Facebook about 2-3 years ago, police said. In her complaint, the woman said that they have been meeting in Jaipur and other places for the past 2-3 years during which period Ranjit had promised to marry her. The victim alleged that the accused refused to marry her recently following which she filed a complaint, police said.
"The case would be taken up soon, as the complaint was registered just last night," SHO, Shyam Nagar police station, K R Choudhary said. The woman would be contacted to record her statement while the search to trace the accused in Mukhtsar would begin soon, he added. A case under various sections of IPC including 376 (Punishment for Rape) and 120 B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) have been registered against the accused, the SHO said.