New Delhi, July 2: In a shocking incident, a 37-year-old Italian banker was allegedly raped in Mumbai’s Juhu area by a man, who claimed to be a tour guide. The victim in her complained said that on June 14, the day of the incident, she met the accused while boarding a bus as part of a sightseeing tour of Mumbai. The accused introduced himself as a tour guide after which the woman hired his services.Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown Update: Govt Eases Covid Curbs in 11 Districts Including Pune and Sangli | Check Full List Here
Police said that the accused offered to show the victim the bungalow of film superstar Amitabh Bachchan as soon the bus tour ended at around 7 PM. “He then promised to drop her to the Colaba hotel where she was staying. A cab was booked by the accused and the complainant has told us that he stopped the vehicle nearby to purchase liquor,” PTI quoted an official as saying. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown Big Update: Shops To Remain Open Till 8 PM in THESE Districts | Malls, Gyms, Spas Allowed
Furthermore the official informed,”The woman said that the accused forced her to consume alcohol and also touched her inappropriately. He then raped her in the car.”
Police said that the victim, who had come to India in December last year approached the Italian Embassy which asked her to register a case with the local police. Also Read - 'No Kissing Zone': Society in Mumbai's Borivali Paints Sign to Restrict Couples From Getting Intimate | Watch
Based on her complaint, a ‘Zero FIR’ was lodged at Colaba police station which was then transferred to Juhu police station where the incident allegedly occurred.
“A rape case has been filed and police teams are on the lookout for the accused. Further investigations are underway,” said a Juhu police official.
(With agency inputs)