Singaporean bizman accused of raping Mumbai woman on the run

Whenever the woman asked about the marriage, the accused would give her false assurances. Upon realising that the accused had left Mumbai without informing her, the woman field a police complaint.(Pic for representation/HT photo)
Whenever the woman asked about the marriage, the accused would give her false assurances. Upon realising that the accused had left Mumbai without informing her, the woman field a police complaint.(Pic for representation/HT photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2016 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManish K Pathak, Mumbai

Officials from Bandra police station are on the lookout for a Singaporean businessman, accused of raping a 34-year-old on several occasions on the pretext of marrying her. The woman, a resident of the Western suburbs, had registered a case on September 26. The cops are now scrutinising CCTV footages of the five star hotels where the alleged sexual assaults occurred, said a police officer.

Inspector Sanjeev Bhole from Bandra police station confirmed that a case has been registered and the accused is on the run. He said, the accused was nowhere in sight when they visited his official accommodation in Bandra. Based on the primary investigation, cops reached the conclusion that he had returned to Singapore and are now trying to contact his offices in Mumbai and Singapore to trace his whereabouts.

According to the police, the woman befriended the accused five months ago on a social networking site. The two would often meet whenever the accused visited Mumbai for work. A few months ago, the accused visited Mumbai and the two decided to meet at his official accommodation in Bandra (West).

“In her statement, the woman claimed that the accused took her to various five-star hotel in Santacruz and south Mumbai, and raped her on several occasions,” said Bhole.

Whenever the woman asked about the marriage, the accused would give her false assurances. Upon realising that the accused had left Mumbai without informing her, the woman field a police complaint, added another officer.

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