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Model raped in Mumbai

A SOUTH African model of Indian descent, who was aspiring to be a Bollywood star, was allegedly gangraped after being drugged late on December 28 night. The police have arrested two youths, Sunil Multhani and Suresh Krishnani, in this connection.

india Updated: Jan 01, 2006 14:26 IST

A SOUTH African model of Indian descent, who was aspiring to be a Bollywood star, was allegedly gangraped after being drugged late on December 28 night. The police have arrested two youths, Sunil Multhani and Suresh Krishnani, in this connection.

In her mid-20s, the model was staying at Hotel Bawa International in suburban Vile Parle. The police said the woman, after a dinner party, went to the hotel pub around 11 pm. Two persons, who had allegedly tried to befriend her, drugged her drink when she went to the toilet leaving it unattended.

The two took the woman in their vehicle and allegedly raped her there. They then took her to another hotel and raped her again.

The police said there was prima facie evidence that the woman was raped several times. “This is evident from her wounds,” said a police officer. She was beaten with a belt when she resisted, he said.

The youths dropped the woman near her house between 5 pm and 6 pm on December 29 after which she filed a complaint. A medical check-up on Friday confirmed rape.

Joint Police Commissioner (Law and Order) Arup Patnaik said the owner of the hotel G.S. Bawa would be questioned.
The woman had come to Mumbai in September to make a career in Bollywood. Her father is a businessman in South Africa.

First Published: Jan 01, 2006 14:26 IST