A model coordinator allegedly confined a model in a guesthouse in Madh Island and raped her, after luring her with the promise of an assignment. The Oshiwara cops have now arrested the coordinator.

According to the police, the 25-year-old model, a former wife of a constable, approached the police on Friday, alleging that she had been lured by her coordinator on the pretext of a modelling assignment, and then raped.

The complainant said that a few days ago, the accused Rahul Jaiswal had called her to his Oshiwara office, saying he wanted her to sign on for a photo shoot for a hair oil advertisement. She agreed to do the shoot and even signed the agreement. Jaiswal then handed her a cheque worth the signing amount.

On Sunday, she received a call from Jaiswal’s office, telling her that she needed to return the cheque, as the producer of the advertising firm wanted to pay her in cash.

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Jaiswal asked her to accompany him to Madh Island, telling her that another photo shoot was in progress there, and that she could collect cash from the company that had signed her on. The unsuspecting model accompanied Jaiswal to the guesthouse near Madh Island.

“The complainant said once they were inside the room, Jaiswal locked her in by force, and proceeded to rape her. She screamed, but no one showed up to help her. After raping her, Jaiswal threatened her and left the spot,” said a police officer from Oshiwara police station.

After the complaint was registered, the police picked up Jaiswal from a restaurant in Oshiwara. He was then handed over to the Malwani police. He was produced in court on Monday, which remanded him in judicial custody.