An accused man in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested on charges of raping a 20-year-old woman, police said on Monday.

The woman, who cannot be named, was staying with her parents in Uttarabad’s Kolar area on Monday morning when she met the accused at the city’s Parel-Dargah Road intersection, said a police officer.

He allegedly started kissing and groping her and began touching her body and tried to touch her genital area, she said.

When the woman refused, the accused raped her in a room.

When she confronted him, the man allegedly fled the scene and ran away.

The man, who is a resident of the village, was arrested after the woman filed a complaint with the police on Monday, said DSP (crime) Mukesh Kumar.