Mumbai: A small-time actress registered a rape case against her boyfriend at Versova police station yesterday, claiming that after getting her pregnant, he refused to marry her and asked her to abort their child. The accused, a cabin crew member with a private airline, had sexual relations with the actress on the pretext of marrying her, but after the victim informed him that she was pregnant, the 26-year-old accused ended their relationship, said a police official.
According to the police, the victim hails from Uttar Pradesh and had arrived in the city six years ago, and resided in Andheri. A few years ago, a common friend introduced her to accused Hardeep Singh Bajwa. Then four months ago, the two met while they were helping an accident victim in Versova, and after exchanging numbers parted ways. After a brief period, Hardeep telephoned her and asked her to meet him.
The accused become friendly with her and they fell in love. On one occasion, Hardeep met her in his car where he was consuming alcohol. He offered her a soft drink, which was spiked. When the victim lost consciousness, Hardeep took her to her apartment and raped her. "The next morning Hardeep promised me that he would marry me, and a few days later we went to a temple, and got married," the victim said. But she objected to the marriage, as a priest did not preside over the ceremony, and she demanded a proper wedding ceremony. Hardeep said that he would talk to his parents soon.
"After a few days, the victim told Hardeep that she was pregnant and that they should get married soon. The accused asked her to abort the child and broke up with her," said Sharad Borse, senior police inspector at Versova police station. Following the snub, the victim approached Hardeep's mother on Monday who refused to acknowledge her. The victim then lodged a complaint of rape and cheating against Hardeep at the Versova police station. The police are yet to arrest Hardeep, as they are recording the statements of the victim and other witnesses.