Karan Oberoi made headlines when he was arrested on May 4, after a woman alleged that she had been raped by the TV actor. And last week the female victim, who is reportedly an astrologer by profession, was attacked by unidentified youth who threw a chit at her, asking her to withdraw the case. Late on Thursday, the Oshiwara police arrested four youth in this attack case. According to Times of India, one of the four arrested is a distant relative of the victim s lawyer, Ali Kaashif Khan. The report quoted Senior inspector of Oshiwara police Shailesh Pasalwar as saying, We are probing whether the lawyer has got any role in the attack. His mobile phone was found to have been switched off on Thursday. The report further stated that the four youths were arrested from different locations in Andheri and Mira Road.
On the other hand, Karan Oberoi has approached the Bombay High Court for bail after sessions court rejected his plea earlier this month. According to PTI, the TV actor had stated in his petition that he was falsely implicated in the case and that it was a consensual relationship between the woman and him. The victim had alleged that the 40-year-old TV actor had raped her on the pretext of marriage.
Speaking to Bombay Times in an earlier interview, the woman in question had said, “Karan and I got in touch on a dating app. Initially, he asked me to share basic pictures, followed by nudes, with him guiding me on how they should be taken. We met in October 2016, and got intimate for the first time. We met again four days later and when I told him that I am into healing, he requested me to help him in his career. I started helping him and that s how I began spending money on him. I replaced his fake gemstones with expensive ones, which cost me around Rs 90,000. He said that he would pay me later, but never did. In May 2017, he told me that his house had been mortgaged and he didn t want to lose it. I gave him over a lakh for several months to help him save his house. I would give him money otherwise, too, for his expenses. Just doing up his house cost me around Rs 4 lakh and I also bought him a karaoke console, refrigerator, laptop and a mobile phone. He would ask me to get expensive things for him whenever I travelled abroad for my work. The demands were covert he would tell me that he has been planning to buy a particular item since long, but hasn t been able to because of money constraints, knowing that I would buy it for him.”
While on his part, Karan Oberoi had told BT, I may have flirted with her initially, but then, I am a single guy. There was absolutely no relationship, intimacy or sex between us. I have blocked her from everywhere, as I figured her out almost immediately. She said that her father used to hit her and that no man has ever loved her. I just lent her a sympathetic ear because of what she had claimed to have been through. She told me that she is into occult and wanted to come out of it and pursue an alternative profession. She then suggested that she could do up my house and I decided to help her by allowing her to do that. That was the biggest mistake of my life.”
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