A software engineer has accused a Tamil Nadu industrialist, who also happens to be her distant relative of raping her at a luxury hotel room here.
The complaint, lodged by the victim with Cubbon Park police, states that the accused had asked to meet her at the hotel for a discussion about the development of a software application. As he was related to her, the victim did not doubt his intentions and went to the hotel room. However, the accused overpowered her and raped her. He even issued a life threat, the victim alleged.
While the incident had taken place on August 6, the victim mustered the courage to file a complaint on August 10. Meanwhile, the accused had fled back to Tamil Nadu. Police have formed special teams to nab the accused.
As per the police, the woman is presently working as a technician for a film and needed financial help to launch her own software application. The victim briefed the accused industrialist about her app and asked him for support.
The industrialist took advantage of her and violated her, police said.
Police sources further claimed that they will get clarity once the statement of the accused is recorded.
With IANS inputs