Mumbai Crime: Woman accuses pilot husband of rape, wife-swapping

Updated: 16 February, 2018 09:34 IST | Hajra Bi | Mumbai

Alleges her husband's friend raped her in New York; police say she is undergoing psychiatric treatment

She claimed her husband forced her to indulge in unnatural sex. Representation picShe claimed her husband forced her to indulge in unnatural sex. Representation pic

The Mumbai police have booked a pilot working with a commercial airline on charges of rape and unnatural offences, after a complaint by his wife. The accused and his family were earlier booked on charges of domestic violence and criminal breach of trust, and the new charges were added to the FIR.

The Oshiwara police had registered an FIR against the 35-year-old captain, on January 4. His wife alleged in it that he and his parents had taken her jewellery worth Rs 1 crore.

While the police were investigating the case, the 30-year-old woman approached them again on January 31 to lodge a complaint of rape and unnatural sex against her husband. In her statement, she has alleged that on a holiday toNew Yorkon April 22nd and 23rd, 2017, the accused and his friend raped her. She alleged that the friend and his wife stayed in the same hotel where she and her husband had stayed. During the stay, she alleged the accused and his friend swapped their wives for sex. She alleged she was raped by the accused’s friend when she refused to be intimate with him. During the same stay, she claimed her husband also forced himself onto her and forced her to indulge in unnatural offences.

Based on her statement, Oshiwara police added charges against her husband in the previous FIR (regarding the domestic violence).

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In his statement, the accused denied all the charges and said that he and his parents never harassed her. “He said that she had accompanied him to New York on his official trip and no friend of his had stayed in the hotel where he and she had stayed,” said an officer from the Oshiwara police station.      

The accused is divorced and met the complainant through a matrimonial website. The complainant is a Bangladeshi national and was also earlier married to another person. She and the accused were married on March 28, 2016. Police sources added that the woman has been seeking psychiatric treatment. The accused managed to obtain interim relief from court until February 26.

Charges against the husband

The man has been booked under Sections 504 (intentional insult), 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 328 (causing hurt), 313 (causing miscarriage), 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using as genuine a gorged document) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code.

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