The Cyberabad police on Sunday arrested the owner of a relocation services company on charges of kidnapping and raping his former colleague for two days at his house in Balanagar. With the help of an SMS sent by the victim to her father, the police traced the house and rescued the woman.

Thirty-one-year-old Krishna Ranjan hailing from Bihar established a relocation company at Balanagar three years ago. A few months later, he recruited 21-year-old woman to work as a computer operator but within a few days allegedly started harassing her. Unable to bear his harassment, she quit the job in December and went to her native village in Eluru in West Godavari, police said.

Pesters her

However, Ranjan continued to call her regularly pestering her to rejoin the company.

He also tried to keep contact with her over a social networking site and when she rejected this hatched a plan to teach her a lesson.

Accordingly, Ranjan went to Eluru and told her that her father met with an accident.

The worried woman agreed to come to the city to call on her father. Soon after boarding a bus to the city, the accused offered a soft drink laced with sleeping pills after which she became unconscious.

He then covered her face with a handkerchief and when some fellow passengers enquired, he claimed that she was his wife and was facing health problems, according to the police.

Missing complaint

After returning to the city on December 30, he ‘detained’ her in a room of his house and sexually assaulted her for a couple of days, a senior police officer said quoting the victim’s father, who initially lodged a missing complaint with the Kukatpally police. Madhapur DCP T. Yoganand said kidnap and rape cases were booked against Ranjan and they arrested him.

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