Balaghat: A 35-year-old physically challenged woman was allegedly raped at her residence in Mohgaon Bori village in the district in Balaghat, police said today.
The incident took place on Friday when the accused, identified as Omkar Brahme, followed her to the toilet located in the backyard of her house and raped her, they said.
When the woman did not return from the toilet for a long time, her mother got suspicious and went to look for her when she noticed Brahme running away from the spot. The woman later explained to her mother about the incident.
They filed a police complaint against Brahme, who lives in the same locality.
The accused was immediately arrested, Lalbarra Police Station In-charge, Upendra Chari, told reporters.
A case under section 376, 323 and 506 B of the IPC has been registered against the accused, police said.