Amritsar police had arrested a Punjabi film producer named Ramnik Singh for allegedly raping a Dehradun-based girl on the pretext of marrying her. The victim used to work in a call centre at Delhi.
A complaint was lodged against the accused who was a resident of New Tehsilpura, with the Delhi Police which referred the case to the Amritsar police. He was arrested by the police and produced before the Duty Magistrate who sent him to three-day police remand.
The incident occurred on the intervening night of September 2-3 at a hotel in Amritsar, in the year 2015.
The victim complained to the police that the film producer took her to a hotel room and offered her tea laced with some intoxicants.
After consuming the offered liquid she fell unconscious and was raped.
Gaurav Garg, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (City-II), said the girl came in contact with the accused through a social networking site. Initially, he offered the victim a lead role in a Punjabi movie and later, proposed her to marry him.
The victim told the police that the accused, who was married and reportedly had two children, mentally pressurised and convinced her to marry him. She was initally invited to Amritsar for a role and on reaching the city, she was offered shelter at a hotel in Ranjit Avenue area where the producer tried to manhandle her for sexual favours.
When she turned reluctant, he offered her tea and after she consumed it she fell uncuncious. The crime happened when she was not in her senses. The victim said when she regained her senses, she found herself in an awkward position. Ramnik promised to marry her. She went to her residence in Dehradun and narrated the whole incident to her mother. A few days later, he snapped all contacts with her and thereafter, she lodged a police complaint.
(Beware girls! Don't trust anyone when it comes to situations where you have to go alone!)