Bollywood actor Indra Kumar Saraf, who was arrested yesterday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old model on pretext of getting roles in movies, was today produced before a court. The court remanded him in police custody till April 30. The actor was booked under sections 376 (Punishment for Rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (2)(criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
As per sources, Saraf was arrested yesterday after the victim, who is his girlfriend, alleged that the actor had sexually assaulted her since Wednesday night at his apartment before she escaped. The victim also claimed she had been thrashed and hit with a beer bottle by Saraf. She had burn wounds on her body indicating that the actor burnt her with his cigarettes too. During the interrogation, Saraf, however, claimed he had consensual sex with the woman.
The actor has worked in Bollywood movies ‘Wanted’, ‘Maa Tujhhe Salaam’, ‘Baaghi’, ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ and ‘Masoom’, among others.