Mumbai Police have filed a rape case against nine men, including a well-known photographer and others associated with Bollywood, while accusing them of sexually assaulting them on several occasions in a 28-year-old model. From 2012 to 2019, an official said Monday.
FIR-appointed defendants included the son of a Hollywood producer, a Talent manager and a producer, he said.
On April 12, the model posted a message on social media stating that she had been physically and emotionally abused during her work assignment.
He also wrote to a senior police officer trying to file a case against the photographer on charges of sexual harassment and physical assault, the official added.
The model, a resident of Andheri district, approached Maheshwar Reddy DCP (Zone 10) on May 10 and at the same time directed an officer of Andheri police station to record his statement.
“The model statement was recorded on May 18 and the matter was sent to the 9th DCP office in Bandra, where the alleged incidents of sexual assault occurred in its jurisdiction from 2012 to 2019,” the official said.
The instructor said he recorded the exact statement of the model.
“The model has named a well-known photographer and eight others, including the son of a producer, Bollywood Talent director and film producer, for denouncing rape and explosion,” the official added.
The FIR was registered under Articles 376 (n) for repeatedly raping the same woman, 354 (forcing or punishing the woman to overthrow her modesty) and 34 (common intent) for the Indian Penal Code on 26 May.
According to the complaint, the photographer took advantage of the model and raped Bandran in 2014 and 2018 with an excuse, the official said.
The model alleges that eight other people were raped and harassed several times.
Police are verifying allegations and gathering evidence. No one has been arrested so far, he added.