Taking advantage of the drunken state of a girl, a friend who accompanied her raped her on the intervening night of June 23 and June 24. The shameful act took place under Sonegaon police station. The accused has been identified as Rakesh Lakhate (29), a resident of Shatabdi Nagar, Ajni.
Sources said 21-year-old victim went to a dhaba at Wardha Road with her friend Rakesh on late Friday night at 11 pm. After the dinner, they consumed liquor. After getting the girl drunk, the accused grabbed the opportunity of her drunken state and took her to a deserted place. He raped her and left her. On getting her conscious back, the girl reached Sonegaon police station and lodged a complaint against Rakesh.
Cops registered an offence under Sections 376 of the IPC and started their investigations.