Thursday, October 21, 2010

[ZESTCaste] L Subramaniam acquitted in rape case

L Subramaniam acquitted in rape case

New Delhi, October 20, 2010First Published: 17:06 IST(20/10/2010)
Last Updated: 18:36 IST(20/10/2010)

Violin maestro L Subramaniam, who was accused of sexual harassment by
his maid, was acquitted after he produced evidence of being out of
town on the day of the alleged crime. The violin maestro, who is
married to singer Kavitha Krishnamurthy, has alleged that the maid
Bhagya had stolen cash amount approximately Rs 3,00,000 and some other

After Subramaniam lodged a theft complaint against Bhagya, she
reportedly sought the help of a Dalit organisation to lodge an
attempt-to-rape complaint against Subramaniam.

Allegedly Subramaniam had been harassing Bhagya for sexual favours and
tried to rape her on September 1, 2010. "He had warned of ruining my
reputation and that is why he has filed a complaint against me," she
said in the complaint, reports Mumbai Mirror.

But Subramaniam denied the charges claiming that he was out of town on
the alleged day. He also produced air tickets, bills and other
evidence to prove his absence.

A police official confirmed to Mumbai Mirror, "We have investigated
her complaint and concluded that there is no case against the

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