Bhojpuri film actor Manoj Pandey arrested in rape case filed by singer-actress

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New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 9:15:58 PM

In a shocking incident, Bhojpuri actor Manoj Pandey was today arrested from Thane district for allegedly raping a 27-year-old singer-actress on the pretext of marrying her

Bhojpuri film actor Manoj Pandey arrested, Bhojpuri film actor Manoj Pandey, Bhojpuri, Manoj Pandey Manoj Pandey has been booked for the rape and criminal breach of trust, among other charges. (Representative image: Reuters)

In a shocking incident, Bhojpuri actor Manoj Pandey was today arrested from Thane district for allegedly raping a 27-year-old singer-actress on the pretext of marrying her, a senior official said as per PTI. The woman had alleged that the actor had forced her to undergo an abortion in 2015 when she was two months pregnant. In her complaint the woman said she met the actor during a party in 2012 when he promised a role for her in the movie he was starring in, the agency added. She further said that after they moved into a rented accommodation in suburban Kandivali, she was bearing the expenses, the police said.

She had also approached Charkop police station a few days back and claimed that the actor had raped her on the pretext of marriage, the agency added. The actor was arrested last night from Thane district of Maharashtra on the basis of a police complaint.

Manoj Pandey has been booked for the rape and criminal breach of trust, among other charges. The police further said that the investigation in the case is on, PTI report added.

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