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An army colonel was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a mentally ill woman who was left home alone, police in India said.
The suspect, who was serving at the Deolali military camp near Nashik, was arrested on Saturday, for allegedly raping the 22-years-old woman who lives with her mother.
Vinod Sahni, who lives next door to the victim, noticed that her mother had left the premises and there was nobody else in the house.
He broke into the house and forced himself on the woman. When the mother returned home, she realized that her daughter was raped, and she called the police.
Both the colonel and the victim were sent to the Nashik Civil Hospital for medical examinations.