Police summons Jet co-pilot for threatening rape victim
The Jet Airways co-pilot Varun Agarwal, who had been arrested by the Powai police for allegedly raping an airhostess two months ago, has been summoned for questioning again after the victim filed a fresh complaint against him.mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2010 01:37 IST
The Jet Airways co-pilot Varun Agarwal, who had been arrested by the Powai police for allegedly raping an airhostess two months ago, has been summoned for questioning again after the victim filed a fresh complaint against him.
She has alleged that 27-year-old Agarwal, who was released on bail a month ago, had been threatening her to withdraw her complaint.
Agarwal was arrested on May 29 from the domestic airport for allegedly raping the 22-year-old airhostess on several occasions since May 2009 on the pretext of marrying her. On June 14, the sessions court had granted the co-pilot bail on a surety of Rs 25,000 after observing that his custody was no longer required by the police.
According to the Powai police, on Friday the victim approached them and filed a complaint that Agarwal had been threatening her of dire consequences if she did not withdraw her complaint against him.
Ashok Jadhav, senior police inspector of Powai police station said that they had received the complaint. "We have summoned Agarwal for investigations on the victim's fresh complaint," said Jadhav.
Police officials said that Agarwal was given a notice to be present before the assistant commissioner of police on Monday.
First Published: Jul 19, 2010 01:36 IST