Shivanand Hulyalkar had allegedly raped the 23-year-old several times, and she is keen on a DNA test to prove he is the father
Three days after Congress worker and businessman Shivanand Hulyalkar was arrested for allegedly raping his 23-year-old former employee, he is now in deeper trouble after medical reports confirmed that the rape survivor is pregnant.
Hulyalkar was arrested on Friday, based on a complaint from the survivor (right) the survivor and Hulyalkar were in a live-in relationship since last year
The survivor registered an FIR against Hulyalkar after he assaulted her on June 20, but the two of them had been in a relationship since last year. The woman alleged that he had raped her several times over the course of their relationship and is now keen on a DNA test to prove that he is the father.
“I have been trying to get over the horror that I went through, but now I have found out that I am pregnant. I am scared and do not want my child to suffer. Shivanand Hulyalkar has ruined my life,” she told mid-day.
“My parents are worried sick, especially now that I am pregnant. They are scared even though Hulyalkar is in jail; I cannot even leave my house in the fear that he might kill me,” said the survivor, who submitted her pregnancy report from Bhabha Hospital to the Bandra police yesterday. She said she wanted to speak to the police before deciding on a course of action.
The woman was formerly an employee at a five-star hotel where she met Hulyalkar for the first time in August 2015. They became friendly after they met again in a party at a mutual friend’s house and after that, Hulyalkar began to message regularly, asking to meet her. Later, he offered her a job at his company, which is involved in real estate, and also offered her a stake in the company. She also told the police that Hulyalkar offered her the post of executive director and CEO in his company. He gifted her a flat at Bandra Bandstand, where the two began living together.
However, Hulyalkar was an abusive partner, alleged the woman, adding that he would often force her into having sex. Their relationship reached breaking point last week, during a trip to Mauritius on official work.
“On June 20, Hulyalkar sexually assaulted me. He also assaulted my private parts with a wooden stick. That day, I wanted to commit suicide. I was scared because he is a political man, and he had threatened to kill me and my whole family. But I gathered my courage after my friends told me to go to the police,” the survivor recalled.
Based on her complaint, the FIR was registered under Sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 506 (2) (criminal intimidation) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).