MEDININAGAR: A 25-year-old man was arrested and sent to jail on Monday for allegedly raping his widowed sister-in-law at their house at Medininagar in Palamu district, a police officer said.
The accused was produced before a local court which remanded him to judicial custody.
Police said the man was in an inebriated state and committed the crime despite resistance from his 22-year-old sister-in-law on Sunday night.
The victim’s husband had died three years ago and no one was present at their house when the incident occurred, the police said.
A case was registered based on the victim’s statement on Monday and the man was immediately arrested, the police said.
The victim has been sent to hospital for medical check up.