Marathi actress gangraped in Aurangabad; one held

Aurangabad(Maharashtra):A small-time Marathi film actress was allegedly gangraped by five persons in Paithan tehsil in Aurangabad and one person has been arrested in this connection, police said on Wednesday.

The actress, hailing from suburban Mumbai, was in the district to shoot a forthcoming Marathi film, titled 'Lahanpan', for two months and was on Sunday in Aurangabad to collect her remuneration, Aurangabad Local Crime Branch(Rural) Inspector Kanchan Kumar Chate said.

On Sunday, when the victim (21) had approached the director's friend regarding her fee, the man took her to Paithan, nearly 56 km from here, and allegedly gangraped her along with four others, the officer said.

According to the complaint filed by the woman, a local director named Anand Maghade, had asked his friend Govind Chitlange, to look for an actress for his film.

Police said Chitlange then arranged the actress from Mumbai, who shoot for the film in Ambad village of the district for two months but did not pay her.

When the victim contacted Chitlange for her fee, the accused called her to Aurangabad, from where he took her to a secluded place in Paithan and committed the crime, he said.

Chitlange was arrested yesterday while the four other accused are still at large.

Police said the case has been transferred to Paithan police and further investigations into the matter was on.

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