A 43-year-old Dutch national was arrested by the Bangalore International Airport police on Wednesday for allegedly raping and cheating a 33-year-old Gurgaon-based woman he had met through Tinder, a dating app for phones.
Additional Commissioner of Police (law and order) Alok Kumar said the BIAL police have registered a rape and kidnap case against Peter De Druijn, a native of Holland and director of the Dutch Government-sponsored Nufficneso NGO at Sadahalli near Kempegowda International Airport.
The victim, a graduate in engineering who holds a masters degree in Business Administration, said in her complaint that she came into contact with Druijn through Tinder on January 9 this year. Later they got in touch over phone and Facebook and arranged to meet in Bangalore.
He allegedly promised to marry her and they developed a physical relationship while she was in Bangalore for 15 days.
Upon returning to Gurgaon, she found that she was pregnant and informed the accused, who allegedly suggested abortion, promising marriage at a later date. She aborted the foetus in March this year, but thereupon, the accused allegedly began to avoid her. The victim therefore came to Bangalore on Tuesday and filed a complaint against him at the BIAL police station.
Police have taken up the complaint and registered a case under the provisions of Section 506 (criminal intimidation), 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating) of the IPC.
Police said the accused denied promising marriage and refuted the rape allegations saying it was consensual sex.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East division) Vikash Kumar said both the accused and the victim have been medically examined and further investigations are on.