Mumbai: A 26-year old TV serial and film actress has filed a rape, cheating and assault case against actor Vishal Thakkar at the Charkop police station on Saturday. 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.
The Police said that Thakkar is wanted in the case and they are looking for him. Thakkar and the woman are said to have met a few years ago during a shoot and soon started dating each other.
They became close friends and were in a live-in relationship. Police sources said, according to the statement given by the victim, Thakkar suspected she was having an affair with someone else and this led to regular fights between the two.
She also alleged thatThakkar used to assault her because of which she left the house and started living with a friend.
She alleged that Thakkar came to her friend’s house two days ago and apologised 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 assaulted her and later raped her.
“Following t he woman’s statement, we have registered a rape case and several other relevant sections of the Indian penal code have been added,” said Ramchandra Gaikwad, senior inspector, Charkop police station. “We are looking for him and will arrest him soon,” he added.
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.
Thakkar has done small roles in movies like Tango Charlie and Chandni Bar. He now appears in TV show, Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma.