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Rape accused yells at victim in court, told to behave

mumbai Updated: Jan 12, 2010 02:26 IST
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The prosecution, on Monday, had to make it clear to a rape accused that his bail would be cancelled and he would be put behind the bars if he did not behave in the court.

The man had tried to disturb the victim by yelling on several occasions while the victim was giving her testimony.

Sanjay Bhatti allegedly raped a 27-year-old non-resident Indian (NRI) doctor, working in the US, in February 2004, while she had come to visit her family in Mumbai.

The Oshiwara police said Bhatti took the victim out with her friends for a party in Bandra. Later he allegedly brought her to his house in Andheri and raped her.

Despite many warnings, Bhatti refused to sit quietly and often stood up while the victim gave her deposition.

Public prosecutor Usha Makasare said, “I told the court that the bail application of the accused should be cancelled as he was trying to disturb the victim while she was giving her testimony.”

She added that only after that he sat quietly for rest of the court proceedings.

The victim flew down to India on Monday to give a testimony and she is likely to go back to the US on Monday night.