Delhi-based model ‘molested’ by Facebook friend, his boss in Pune

Delhi Police said a ‘Zero FIR’ had been registered at the Kotla Mubarakpur police station.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: March 28, 2016 12:10 am

A 24-year-old model from Delhi has registered a complaint with the Delhi Police alleging that when she visited Pune after a person she met on Facebook called her to audition for a movie, she was allegedly molested, physically assaulted and ‘suffered cigarette burns’ after she refused physical relations with the man.

A First Information Report in this regard has been registered at Kotla Mubarakpur police station in South Delhi by the model and has now been sent to Pune City Police for further investigation as the incident took place in Kharadi area in Pune.

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As per the statement, she met the man from Pune on Facebook and the two started communicating. Police said the man called her to Pune on March 10 saying that she would have to appear for an audition for a role in a film.

A Delhi Police officer said, “The complainant has said in her complaint that she was treated very well for the first two days. She was then introduced to a man whom her Facebook friend described as his boss at a place in Kharadi. The second man asked her about what scenes she could shoot on camera. Later, he said she would have to be physically involved with him to get the role. When she refused, the men started an argument with her.”

The officer further said, “Upon refusing to be involved with the men, the model was badly beaten up and also suffered burn injuries caused from cigarette butts. She was rescued by a female friend of the first man, who helped the model reach back Delhi. Later, she went to a hospital on March 22 and from the hospital, the local police were informed.”

The woman has given to police the names of the Facebook friend and the man who was introduced as his boss.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Delhi) Prem Nath said a ‘Zero FIR’ had been registered at the Kotla Mubarakpur police station and papers of the case have been dispatched to Pune police and was expected to reach by Monday. A Zero FIR is a primary FIR transferrable to jurisdictions of other police stations, the police said.

The Delhi Police said that the incident took place in Chandannagar police station jurisdiction of Pune city. When Pune Newsline contacted Pune city control room, they were yet to receive the papers from the Delhi Police.

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