As per the latest reports, Bollywood singer-composer Rahul Jain has been booked for allegedly raping a costume stylist at his flat in Mumbai. In her complaint, a 30-year-old woman costume stylist alleged that the singer called her at his house- located in a high rise in suburban Andheri on the pretext of appointing her as his personal costume stylist. He took her to his bedroom to show her his belongings and raped her. FIR has been registered against Rahul Jain at Oshiwara police station.
In her statement, the complainant revealed that Rahul contacted her on Instagram and lauded her work. He then asked her to visit his flat and assured her that she will be appointed as his personal costume stylist. The woman claimed that after she visited Rahul's house, he asked her to come with him to his bedroom under the pretext of showing her his belongings and raped her. This incident took place on August 11. The freelance costume Stylist also revealed that when Rahul assaulted her, she resisted him. Later, he also tried to destroy all the evidence. Police has registered the FIR under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntary causing hurt), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Rahul.
No arrest is made so far. Reacting to rape accusations, Rahul Jain has denied all such allegations put by the costume stylist, calling it 'fake and baseless.' He said in a statement, “I don't know this woman. The allegations raised by her are fake and baseless. Earlier also a woman had made similar allegations against me but I got justice. This woman may be an associate of that woman.”
Last year in October, Rahul Jain made headlines after FIR was lodged against him by a Bollywood lyricist-writer who accused Jain of rape, forcible abortions, abandonment of a child, and cheating.
Rahul, who began his music career in 2014 with the show ‘MTV Aloft Star’, is known for crooning songs like Teri Yaad for Fever, Aane Wale Kal for 1921, Ghar Se Nikla, Na Tum Rahe Tum and Chal Diya Tumse Door for the Viu web-series Spotlight and others.
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