A 55-year-old priest was arrested for allegedly raping his colleague's wife at his house in New Delhi, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on January 1 night when the victim, in her early 30s, was called to the accused Madan Mohan Sharma's home in Pandav Nagar area in east Delhi on the pretext of making some sweets to offer in the temple and was raped.
The victim narrated the incident to her husband who reported the matter to Pandav Nagar Police station the next day.
Afer the victim's medical test, Sharma was arrested from a hideout late on Sunday night as he was missing after the incident.
A police officer said Sharma had also threatened the victim with dire consequences.