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Custody of Jet airways co-pilot extended in rape case

india Updated: Jun 05, 2010 19:47 IST

Police custody of a co-pilot with Jet Airways, arrested for allegedly raping an air-hostess, was extended till June 8 by a local court in Bangalore on Saturday.

Varun Agarwal (27) was arrested on May 29 from the domestic airport here, for raping a 22-year-old air hostess on several occasions since May 2009 under the pretext of marrying her.

The police today sought further custody of the accused stating that investigation was underway and medical reports of the victim and accused were still awaited.

According to the police, the accused, who joined Jet Airways in 2006, started luring the victim since 2008, a year after she joined the air carrier as an air-hostess.

Varun had proposed to marry the victim, who rejected his proposals several times. However, in 2008, she relented and agreed to his proposal, police said. He took her to a temple and presented her a ring and convinced her to stay at his house in suburban Marol.

The victim agreed and moved into his house in May 2009. However, after few months, Varun allegedly started assaulting her and threatened to throw acid on her face if she left him.

Varun kept postponing their marriage following which the victim approached the police and lodged a complaint.