Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari held for raping his girlfriend

Ankit Tiwari was arrested for allegedly raping his female friend on several occasions for over a year on the pretext of marriage, police said.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 9, 2014 8:58 am
Ankit's brother Ankur Tiwari has also been arrested by the Versova police for allegedly raping a 28-year old girl. Ankit’s brother Ankur Tiwari has also been arrested by the Versova police for allegedly raping a 28-year old girl.

A Bollywood playback singer was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping his girlfriend, while his brother was booked on complaint of making threats to her life.

Ankit Tiwari (24), known for his songs in the recently released movie Aashiqui 2, was booked under rape charges after a 28-year-old advertising professional approached the Versova police station alleging rape. In her complaint, the woman has said the singer  raped her on many occasions since July 2013 after promising marriage.

“The victim had given a detailed complaint in writing in February, on the basis of which we registered an FIR in March, and after verifying all the evidence, we arrested him on Thursday,” said inspector Machidra Vadkhe.

Police said the woman was a divorcee and was introduced to Tiwari through a common friend in October 2012.

In July 2013, Tiwari went to the victim’s sister residence after she invited him to attend a party. During the party, Tiwari asked her to consume alcohol and later raped her, police said. When the victim confronted him, he allegedly went to the victim’s house with a sachet of sindoor and enacted a dramatic ‘wedding’. He said he would ‘legalise’ the wedding soon. The next day, when the victim called him to the local BMC office in Goregaon to register the marriage, Tiwari did not turn up. She has further alleged that in December 2013, Tiwari’s brother Ankur learned of their relationship. and threatened her at knife-point, asking her end the relationship.

Lawyer Neeraj Gupta, representing both the suspects, trashed the allegations, saying they were ‘fabricated’. “The woman was demanding Rs 3 crore from my client, which he declined to pay. Due to this, she filed the FIR.”

A statement issued by the Tiwari family reads, “…Ankit came to know that she was a divorcee and had a daughter aged 13 years. He was shocked and deeply hurt by this betrayal. Immediately, he asked that girl to end the relationship, but she started threatening him.”

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    Umesh Madhukar
    Feb 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    I don't know what happened but I like ankit sir he is the best.
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      Ashish
      Jan 17, 2015 at 1:53 am
      WTF? How do you even think that such allegations can be fking true?
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        bunty chandra
        Nov 4, 2015 at 10:25 am
        Halo sir Bunty chandra m aap ko song dena chahata hu plzzzzz nnambar 9855505169
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          Hashim
          Jan 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm
          "Sensible" you mean?
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            Proud
            May 8, 2014 at 9:09 am
            If the so called victim ideny is kept secret...then even accused ideny should be kept secret till charges are proved against him. PLEASE REMEMBER ...the new rape law will be misused by girlfriends just for revenge and public humiliation of the accused.
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              abdul sayyad
              May 8, 2014 at 11:33 am
              only for publicity stunt
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                abdul sayyad
                May 8, 2014 at 11:33 am
                ye sab ladkiya apne publicity kar rahi hai
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                  Nihal
                  May 8, 2014 at 10:27 am
                  atleast one sensitive comment. AGREED completely.
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                    dhary
                    May 8, 2014 at 11:30 am
                    we cant post a decision until the full truth is revealed
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                      Rog
                      May 8, 2014 at 10:06 am
                      So true.so true.these girls shud get tight slaps and spits on their ugliest facesss.shame on ladies.thuuuu.my spit on their ugliest facessssss
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                        dimpi
                        May 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm
                        Common, you guys are role models to youngsters, atleast maintain some dignity of your profession and the fame God has showered on you. I hope justice is served.
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                          Girish
                          May 8, 2014 at 3:13 pm
                          Twelve months of rape, that was consensual, dependent upon the promise of marriage.This is India. Ministers and civil servants take a solemn oath for the country. They actively or pively harm the nation, stand by while girls are raped, riots rage, murders happen and crime flourishes. They're not tried with such alacrity for breach of promise. A proper legal procedure is laid down.Why the swiftness for this broken promise?Consensual can never be retrospectively bed rape. The section is illegitimate and totally against principles of natural justice. The most you can hold the boy responsible for is fraud. Why call somebody a rapist if he breaks a relationship? Why is there no similar law for a girl dumping a boy?
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                            Gautam Majumdar
                            May 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm
                            From October 2012 to December 2013 she did not realize. Only recently she woke up one morning and thought "I think...." .
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                              broadminded girl
                              May 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm
                              This is sad. It's clear that she was in a physical relationship with him for all this time but because he doesn't want to get married, or probably wants to end things, she has gone to extremes. I agree that there should be strict laws for rape but there also has to be thorough investigation. It's easy to defame people like this.
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                                INDIAN
                                May 8, 2014 at 9:04 am
                                the law should be same for singer, actor or common man .. if he is guilty and in rape case send him behind bars for long time !!!!!!!!
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                                  Vikram Kharbanda
                                  May 8, 2014 at 10:32 am
                                  well said !!!!!
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                                    Manish
                                    May 8, 2014 at 11:16 am
                                    200% Agreed.
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                                      Pankaj Kakreja
                                      May 8, 2014 at 11:31 am
                                      Easy way for a girl to get whatever she wants, file a rape charge or 498a.
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                                        Pankaj
                                        May 8, 2014 at 11:32 am
                                        what about man and woman. Laws are not same. How can they arrest them based on some charges.
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                                          PVR
                                          May 8, 2014 at 11:23 am
                                          As it is the matter of consensual , there is no point of the subject "Rape", it is fair on the part of accused to be booked under section 493. The accused should be given the strictest punsihment, for ignoring moral values.
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                                            Rohit Sanganeria
                                            May 9, 2014 at 9:53 am
                                            where were she all these days when she had a relationship and if punishment is given on basis of just a complain without a investigation then any female can simply blackmail any male person for anything wither he gives or else he will be behind bars, this is simply a injustice, its not democracy it will be like a dictatorship rule
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