A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl twice in Adarsh Nagar, Oshiwara, after promising her a role in a film. Sharif Mansuri, who claims to be a writer, had called the girl to his residence-cum-office at Adarsh Nagar last month, police said.
“The girl had recently arrived in Mumbai from Surat. The accused promised her a film role and on that pretext, he raped her twice in the second and third week of February. The girl lodged a complaint on March 13 and we arrested the accused,” said Subhash Khanvilkar, senior police inspector.