A Bengali actress and fiancee of Kader Khan, the prime accused in the alleged rape of an Anglo-Indian woman earlier this month, said on Tuesday she would help police in bringing the guilty to justice.
"I don't know if rape was committed but if it has been, then whoever has done it deserves to be punished. I want to help police and if they want I can tell them whatever I know about him," said Nusrat Jahan, claiming that she was in a relationship with Kadar Khan since her college days.
The Anglo-Indian woman, a mother of two, had complained that she was raped at gunpoint on February 6 inside a moving car. She lodged the complaint on February 9.
Three people, including the brother of Khan, have been arrested and remanded in police custody. Khan and one of his accomplices are on the run, police say.
The actress said she wanted to meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss the matter as she felt there were some missing links in the probe into the case. Police are yet to talk to her about the incident.
"I know him for long, but I never felt he could commit such a heinous act. If I knew he could do such a thing, I never would have been in a relationship with him. I think there are missing links...I want to meet the chief minister because the missing links need to be discovered," said the actress.
She said that she was trying to call Khan on his phone for the past few days but could not get through.
Khan's family claimed that he had no reason to commit the offence as he was engaged to Jahan.
"He is engaged to a very beautiful actress and they were supposed to get married this year. Why would he then commit such a crime?" said Khan's brother.