A 27 year-old Hindi TV actor named Vishal Thakkar has been booked for allegedly raping his 26 year-old co-star several times on pretext of marriage. An FIR has been lodged by the actress alleging that the actor raped her repeatedly and also beat her badly.
Both the actors have been close friends and they were in a live in relationship from the last few months. After Vishal started to abuse her in front of everyone, the actress left their home and started staying at her college hostel. Vishal used to visit the actress at her hostel and threaten her on several occasions.
The victim, an actress who has worked in several TV serials, has alleged that the accused raped her in his house, police said, without divulging further details.
An FIR has been registered against the actor under IPC sections 376 (rape), 420 (cheating), 323, 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation), they said.
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