August 13: Six months after she accused two senior citizens of raping her, an aspiring actress has lodged a police complaint that her alleged rapists are threatening to kill her, reports the Mumbai tabloid Mid Day.
The model-cum-actress, Anara Sharma (name changed), had in February accused the two businessmen, Umesh Reshamwala (60) and Sayyed Alim (63), of raping her under the pretext of helping her in her career.
After Sharma lodged a complaint at Oshiwara police station in February, the two were arrested on charges of rape and released on bail three months ago. In her complaint, Sharma had alleged the two accused warned her from going to the police as they claimed to have a CD showing explicit pictures of her.
Sharma, who hails from Kanpur, said she had met the duo in Mumbai where she wanted to try her luck at modelling and films. That’s when they promised her a role in films, and allegedly exploited her sexually and filmed the act. Subsequently, Sharma shifted to Bangur Nagar in Goregaon (west).
"I was living peacefully until a few days ago when the two men landed at my door and threatened to kill me," said Sharma. "They said they would get back at me as I had implicated them falsely."
She claimed the two men often sent their goons to threaten her into taking back her complaint.
"Yesterday, I handed over a letter to the police, seeking security," said Sharma.
Senior Police Inspector of Bangur Nagar police station, Maruti Telang, confirmed having received the letter.
"The matter is being investigated. We may arrest them."