Victim alleges accused threatened to kill her
A 25-year-old aspiring actress recently submitted an application to the Bangur Nagar police alleging that the two men, who had been arrested for raping her, are now threatening to kill her if she does not withdraw the complaint.mumbai Updated: Aug 17, 2010 00:16 IST
A 25-year-old aspiring actress recently submitted an application to the Bangur Nagar police alleging that the two men, who had been arrested for raping her, are now threatening to kill her if she does not withdraw the complaint.
She had registered a complaint against them at the Oshiwara police station.
Sayyed Amin (63) and Umesh Reshamwala (60), both residents of Lokhandwala in Andheri (West), were released on bail about two months after their arrest in this case.
The complainant, who is from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, claims that Amin, along with some other men, had on several occasions come to her rented apartment in Goregaon (West) after his release and threatened her.
The duo had been arrested, on several charges including rape, blackmailing and criminal intimation, in February.
In her application submitted to the Bangur Nagar police on August 10, the victim has said, “Amin barged into my residence on several occasions last week and threatened to take a press conference and say that I had set up the duo.”
The application has also been sent to Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone XI), Shardha Nikam, the Human Rights Commission and the Women’s commission.
The victim told the police that under the pretext of launching her as the lead actor in their next movie, the duo frequently asked her to meet them near Mega Mall in Andheri (West).
In September last year, the two men took the victim to a flat in Malad with the ploy of taking her screen test.
However, the two men allegedly raped her and reportedly told her that, “If I wanted to make it a big actress, I will have to compromise,” the complaint told the police in her statement.
The duo repeatedly raped her and took some objectionable video clippings, which they used to continue raping her. An officer from Bangur Nagar police station confirmed that they had received the application.
“We can only register a non-cognisable complaint in the case. The investigation will be conducted by the Oshiwara police because an FIR had been lodged with them,” said Police Sub Inspector Suresh Patil.
Senior Police Inspector D.K. Rupawate of Oshiwara police station said, “Only after the victim approaches us we will consider what action has to be taken in the case.”