Rape Complainant Against Rohit Tilak Allegedly Gets Acid Attack Threat

The woman approached the Pune police after she was allegedly threatened yesterday and sought protection, fearing "grave danger" to her life and limbs.

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Rape Complainant Against Rohit Tilak Allegedly Gets Acid Attack Threat

The 41-year-old woman lawyer had last week accused Tilak of repeatedly raping on pretext of marrying her.

Pune:  A woman who has accused Congress leader Rohit Tilak, the great-grandson of Bal Gangadhar Tilak of raping her, has complained to the police that two men have threatened to throw acid on her if she does not withdraw the case.

The 41-year-old woman lawyer had last week accused Tilak of repeatedly raping and committing 'unnatural acts' with her on the promise of marrying her, leading the police to register a case against Tilak on July 17.Tilak is on an interim anticipatory bail till July 28.

The woman approached the Pune police after she was allegedly threatened yesterday and sought protection, fearing "grave danger" to her life and limbs. In a complaint to the Vishrambaug police station, she claimed two unidentified motorcycle-borne men accosted her near Bavdhan on Monday morning when she and her friend were going in a car.

"The person riding pillion, showed a bottle containing some yellow liquid and threatened her that they would throw acid on her face if she did not withdraw the case against Tilak," she said in her complaint.

When contacted, Pune Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone I) Basavraj Teli confirmed to PTI that police have received a complaint from the woman.

"However, since the complaint says the incident took place in Bavdhan area, the application has been forwarded to Hinjawadi police station for further investigation," he said.

On the woman's complaint, the police had on July 17 lodged a criminal case against Tilak under various penal charges, including those of rape, committing unnatural offences, voluntarily causing hurt, insulting with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation. A Pune court on July 21 granted Tilak protection from arrest till July 28.

The complainant earlier had claimed before the media that she was under great pressure as she received "death threats" from Tilak's family.

Tilak had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Maharashtra assembly polls from the Kasba Peth seat in Pune against the BJP's Girish Bapat. 

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