A 55-year-old airline employee has registered an FIR at the Vakola police station against the owner of a security firm for allegedly cheating and raping her on pretext of marriage. The victim claimed she was in live-in relationship with the accused from early 80’s till 2013.
According to the police, the complainant came to Mumbai in the early 80’s and joined an airline as an air hostess. She met the accused onboard a flight to Dubai around the same time. The duo started dating and in a few months, entered into a physical relationship with the accused after he promised to marry her.
In her statement, the complainant said the accused even provided her with a rented flat. She also claimed to have purchased a flat with the accused for which she paid half of the amount. But when she insisted on getting married, five years into the relationship, he visited her native place and met her parents.
However, when she asked him to marry her, he told her they would get married once his business was established, the complaint added. She soon came to know he was already married. When she confronted him, he allegedly physically assaulted her and threatened with a revolver.
The complainant allegedly sustained a fracture in her leg and had to undergo treatment at Lilavati Hospital. She added in her complaint that even after the incident, the accused visited her and raped her.
Recently, the accused abused her and told her that he could not marry her as he belongs to an upper caste and she to a lower caste, she claimed. She then approached the Vakola police and, on the basis of her statement, a FIR was registered under section 376 (rape) 420 (cheating), 506 (criminal intimidation).
Z Gharal, assistant commissioner of police (Vakola division), said, “A case has been registered and we are verifying facts.” The accused has also been booked under the atrocity act.