Aspiring Bollywood actress ‘raped’ by mentor, FIR registered
The girl eventually managed to contact police after couple of years of torture at the hands of her tormentor.
According to India Today, one of the suspects has been arrested and is currently in judicial custody. “The hunt for the other accused is on,” said a Delhi Police officer.
The girl told the police that she had enrolled in an acting school in Ghaziabad in July 2014 to maximise her chance of entering the glamorous world of Bollywood. Here, she was introduced to Sunil Kulkarni, the prime accused, through a common friend.
Kulkarni flaunted his contacts in the film industry and used the minor girl’s starry dreams to trap her for the next two years, during which she was allegedly subjected to repeated sexual abuse.
Shikha approached the Vasant Kunj police station on July 20 this year and an FIR was lodged on rape charges. In her complaint, she said that Kulkarni had offered to accompany her to Mumbai.
“He met my parents and told them that he has good contacts in Mumbai and even showed them two air tickets to Mumbai. Thinking of my future and my dreams, they agreed. He brought me to Delhi and kept me in a flat in Vasant Kunj where I was sexually abused,” she told the police.
The accused also clicked some photos and recorded videos. He threatened me to keep my mouth shut otherwise he would send those photos to my parents,” reads the complaint.
The girl said: “He warned me that if I reveal anything, he would show the videos to my parents.”
“I could not say anything and after meeting my parents I was brought back to Vasant Kunj and finally lodged a complaint with police,” she said.