A TRS corporator, P Ravi, aged 50, belonging to the VI ward of the Jawahar Nagar Municipal Corporation, has been arrested today, following allegations of him raping a 33-year-old woman. Jawahar Nagar inspector K Panduranga Reddy said that the corporator had reportedly raped the woman when she came to pay the balance amount for the construction work of her under-construction house on Friday afternoon.
The victim and her husband bought a piece of land of 115 square yards from the corporator for nearly Rs. 7 Lakhs three years ago. They had constructed a room in the area but had to stop construction abruptly due to the locals' problems. Following that, they are said to have approached Ravi for his help in completing the house's construction for Rs. 2 Lakhs.
Ravi is said to have called the woman and asked her to pay the balance amount of Rs. 10,000 to him, now that the construction was almost complete. He is said to have sexually assaulted her when she got there, inside of her house, by holding her mouth shut. The victim has registered a complaint on Ravi under Section 376 of the IPC, SC&ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The Police department said that Ravi would be sent in judiciary remand.