Thursday, February 9, 2012

[ZESTCaste] 16-yr-old girl promised film roles, raped

16-yr-old girl promised film roles, raped
TNN | Feb 10, 2012, 03.25AM IST

BHOPAL: Betul police are looking into a complaint of a minor Dalit
girl, who alleged that a man took her to Mumbai by a man on promise of
getting her a lead role in Bollywood films and was raped for a month.
The tribal-dominated district hit headline recently in the wake of
incidents of sexual harassment by teachers.

The 16-year-old girl and her parents lodged the complaint with the
Sarni police on Thursday, accusing one Rakesh of taking her to Mumbai.
She had gone to Mumbai with Rakesh without informing her parents.

She told the police that in Mumbai, Rakesh allegedly took her around
and showed houses of superstar Sharukh Khan and Hritiik Roshan. She
reportedly told the police that the accused asked her to work in an
illegal beer bar till that time she got a break in Bollywood films,
but she refused. Later, the accused kept her in captivity in his flat
and raped her, she alleged.

The teenaged girl was rescued by her parents, who came to know that
she had gone to Mumbai along with Rakesh, who hailed from Sarni and
worked in Mumbai. They went to Mumbai and brought her back and lodged
the complaint, Sarni police said, adding that the matter was being
looked into.

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