Mumbai, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Popular singer Ankit Tiwari was arrested by city police on rape charges after a woman accused him of getting intimate with her on the pretext of marrying her.

The singer of 'Sunn Raha Hai', a hit number from hit film Aashiqui 2, was arrested yesterday after a case was registered against him, police said. Tiwari has won some prestigious awards, including IIFA and Filmfare for best music direction.

Tiwari has thus become the third Bollywood celebrity to be arrested on rape charges in the recent past.

Most recently, actor Inder Kumar was arrested on April 25 for allegedly raping and abusing a 22-year-old aspiring actress. He has been sent in judicial custody till May 13. Earlier, film actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested on June 14, 2009, after his maid accused him of rape. Even as the complainant later retracted her allegation, a Mumbai court convicted Ahuja for rape declaring the victim as hostile and sentenced him to seven-year rigorous imprisonment.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)