A 25-year-old food and health expert has registered a case against a man she identifies as a relative of actor Salman Khan, saying that he threatened her after she rejected his marriage proposal.

According to the complainant, she and accused Abdulla Mirza Khan met at Khan’s Bandra residence on March 14, 2014, as she was employed with the actor then. “However, as we started talking, I learnt that he too is a resident of Veera Desai Road, in Andheri,” says the complainant, who is an Andheri resident. She added that since then Abdulla would contact her on the pretext of expanding her business. However, close relatives of the actor say they don’t know of an Abdulla.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

On May 29 this year, the accused arrived at the building and proposed marriage; complaint claims she rejected the proposal.

“After that, he started threatening me. He said he wouldn't let me survive in the city and would spoil my image. As I was scared, I changed apartments. However, he’d come to the new building and abuse me,” she said in her statement.

On September 19, at around 11.40 am, she received an email from social networking site Instagram informing her that her account had been hacked. An hour later, at 12.55 pm, she found that her Facebook account had also been hacked.

“He even hacked my social media profiles in order to spoil my reputation,” the complainant said in her statement, lodged at Oshiwara police station on Friday.

The accused has been booked under sections 354 (D) (any man who follows a woman and contacts, or attempts to contact such woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest by such woman), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian penal Code along with sections 66 (A) 66 (C) and 67 of the Information Technology Act.

Senior police inspector Subash Khanvilkar from Oshiwara police station said, “We registered the FIR, and are hunting for the accused. The victim mentioned in the FIR that she met him at Salman Khan’s residence but didn’t specify the relationship between Abdulla and Khan. We are investigating the case thoroughly.”