Vishal Thakkar accused on rape case


A Bollywood actor has been booked for raping a television actress, police said today.

The woman has alleged in her complaint that the accused had promised to marry her but after having physical relations with her he went back on his word.

Police said Thakkar is wanted in the case and they are looking for him. The police said Thakkar and the woman met a few years ago during a shoot and soon started dating each other.

She described that Thakkar came to her friend’s house two days ago and even apologized and tried to convince her to get together again. She told the police that the same night Thakkar stayed at her friend’s place where he disrespected her and later raped her.

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. The actor has not yet been arrested.