Actor Kumar remanded to police custody in rape case till Apr 30
A local court today remanded Bollywood actor Inder Kumar Saraf to police custody till April 30 for allegedly raping his 23-year-old model girlfriend on pretext of getting roles in movies.
Saraf was arrested yesterday after the victim, who is his girlfriend, alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her since last night at his suburban Andheri apartment before she escaped from his flat after being held captive, police said.
The victim also claimed she had been thrashed and hit with a beer bottle by Saraf. She had burn injuries on her body indicating that the actor burnt her with his cigarettes, Versova police said.
The actor has worked in Bollywood movies like 'Wanted', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi', 'Maa Tujhhe Salaam', 'Baaghi' and 'Masoom',among others.
During the interrogation, Saraf, however, claimed he had consensual sex with the woman, police said.
As per the complaint from the victim, the actor was booked under Sections 376 (punishment for rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (2)(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
(Posted on 27-04-2014)