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Producer accused of raping aspiring actor

A film producer-director was arrested on Sunday after a girl alleged that he had raped her on the pretext of giving role in his films, police said.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2009 02:16 IST
HT Correspondent

A music video producer from Versova was arrested on Saturday for allegedly raping a 28-year-old struggling actress on the promise of getting her a role in video albums.

Ram Kumar Kumawat (32), the producer who lives in Andheri (West), was booked for rape following a complaint made by Moumita Mitra.

Deputy Commissioner of Police K.M.M. Prasanna told HT that Kumawat was remanded to police custody till July 29 by the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s court on Sunday.

Police inspector Ramesh Gavit of Versova police station said the victim had been trying for roles in video albums and films. One of her friends had introduced her to Kumawat on July 20 since Kumawat was into making music videos.

“The victim’s friend had informed her that an audition test was being held in Andheri where she should try her luck,” said Prasanna. “There Moumita was introduced to Kumawat.”

Later, on July 22, Moumita called up Kumawat and asked him whether she had been selected for any role. He allegedly asked her to visit his office to discuss about it.

When she visited the office, she was allegedly raped.

The victim, originally from Kolkata, had been staying in Mumbai since the past three years.