A 27 year-old televison actor has been booked for allegedly raping a television actress several times on pretext of marriage, police said on Sunday.
On Saturday, a 26 year-old television actress lodged an FIR against Vishal Thakkar for raping her in his house and then beating her badly over a petty issue. She added that they both are close friend and were also in a live in relationship from last few months.
According to the actress, Vishal Thakkar used to abuse her in frot of every one. Fed up of his behaviour, she left the house where they both were residing. She then stayed at her college residence where Vishal kept visiting and threatening her.
A case has been registered against actor Vishal Thakkar under relevant sections of rape and other offences on Saturday Charkop police station's senior inspector Ramchandra Gaikwad said.
The victim, an actress who has worked in several TV serials, has alleged that the accused raped her in his house, police said, without divulging further details.
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.
The actor has not yet been arrested. Thakkar has done roles in television shows like 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', 'Geet Hui Sabse Parayi', 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil', 'Crime Patrol' and many small roles in movies like 'Tango Charlie' and 'Chandni Bar'.