Bengaluru: Man, 31, held on charges of raping 71-year-old neighbour | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 31-year-old man who allegedly raped a 71-year-old homealone woman on Saturday after breaking into her house has been arrested.
The accused was identified as Julie Rosa, who claims to be a transgender and lives with two of his friends in a rented house next to the survivor’s residence.
The woman, Maya (name changed), approached Koramangala police with the help of relatives on Saturday evening and filed a case against the suspect. Maya told police she had finished her household chores by 2.30pm and was taking rest on the first floor of her duplex house when the miscreant entered her residence.
“I heard the calling bell around 3pm and found my neighbour Rosa on the first floor. I asked him how he had entered my house. He told me the glass door of my house was broken. I went to to the ground floor and found the door was broken,” she told police.
Maya alleged Rosa dragged her into a bedroom and sexually assaulted her. She stated in her complaint that she lost consciousness due to heavy bleeding and regained it only around 6pm. “I called my relatives over phone. They came to my house by 7.30pm and brought me to the police station,” Maya said.
Koramangala police have registered a case of rape and house trespass against Rosa. A police team rushed to the spot and picked up Rosa. He was subjected medical examination and doctors confirmed he is a male. “We produced Rosa before the court, which remanded him in judicial custody. Further probe is under way,” a police officer said.
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme court directives on cases related to
sexual assault)

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