Gurgaon, Sep 3 IANS | 2 years ago

A Punjab businessman was booked here for raping and blackmailing a Gurgaon-based former cabin crew member of a private airline, police said Tuesday. After a case was registered, it was forwarded to Delhi Police for investigation.

The 25-year-old woman lodged a complaint Monday at a Gurgaon police station alleging that Amritsar businessman Rohit Handa, 30, raped her last year.

"We have registered a rape case against the accused," Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Surender Pal Singh told IANS.

"After the medical examination of victim and recording of her statement, the case was referred to Delhi Police," said Singh.

"I was a cabin crew member with a private airline but was jobless due to recession. I came in contact with Rohit Handa through a social networking site early in 2012," the victim said in her complaint.

"Rohit told me that he manages a big business and offered me a job. On April 20, 2012, he first called me to Delhi for delivering a job offer letter from a foreign private airline and raped me in a hotel in Nehru place," she said.

She said in her complaint that "he clicked my nude photographs and blackmailed me. In June 2012, he took me to Bangkok for a job interview".

A few months later, the accused allegedly promised to marry her. He told her that he was going to divorce his wife soon as the matter was in court.

"The accused fooled me first on the pretext of getting me a job and then marriage, he exploited me physically and mentally. He also often beat me up," the complaint said.

(Posted on 03-09-2013)