Rape case against on-screen character Alok Nath is enrolled by Mumbai Police on Wednesday on a complaint documented by a TV writer-producer Vinta Nanda, who amid the ongoing #MeToo battle blamed him for rape almost two decades back.
Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Sharma said that the case was documented under area “376 of IPC (rape).”
Mumbai Police Additional CP Manoj Sharma says 'Oshiwara Police has registered an FIR against Alok Nath under section 376 of IPC (rape) on the complaint filed by Writer Vinta Nanda.' pic.twitter.com/m7A99o61Xt
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2018
The writer-producer who worked with the on-screen character on the hit ’90s show Tara, had blamed Nath for raping her 19 years prior in a protracted Facebook post on 8 October. She talked up about her psychological injury which constrained her to drink irresponsibly and fiddle with medications up until 2008, and how she at long last discovered her voice back as a writer with social media.
The lady first alleged that Nath had every one of her shows close down, prompting the closure of her prduction company.
The writer at first did not name him, alluding to Nath as ‘#Sanskaari (Cultured) individual’, however later revealed the name.
In a long Facebook post, she composed a nerve racking record of her own injury — how the actor raped and brutalized her in her own home.
She wrote in her post that when she was delivering a famous TV serial of the 90s, he was after the show’s lead actress and held on even after she declined his advances, taking opportunity to molest her in a scene. When they had him expelled from the show, he initially has the lead actress changed, the show’s storyline changed and came back into it before having it cut out.
She alleged that he had her drink spiked at a party at his house, then offered to drop her home. “I can remember more liquor being poured into my mouth and I remember being violated endlessly. When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain. I hadn’t just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalised,” she alleged.
She said: “The only reason I’m telling this story now is because I don’t want that any girl should ever fear holding the truth back.”
“What followed because of my silence was even worse. I became easy prey because the message had been put out that I was afraid and so I would not open my mouth. The couple of times that I wrote about what I had gone through created more complications because I stopped getting work. To deal with all the fear and shame I drank myself silly almost every evening and even flirted with drugs,” she added.
After the Facebook post, Nath’s wife Ashu Singh had filed a civil defamation suit on her husband’s behalf. This was, however, dismissed by the Bombay High Court.