The police arrested a 27-year-old employee of a department store on Saturday on charges of raping a 17-year-old colleague on Friday.

The victim is a resident of MGR Colony, Thirumangalam. She was a member of the housekeeping staff at the store. She became acquainted with Alex alias Alexander a few months ago. On March 8, Alex allegedly followed her to the bathroom in the store.

He threatened to pour acid on her face and then allegedly raped her. A complaint was filed on Saturday. He was arrested and remanded to custody.

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