[TOI] In what seems like a story out of a crime-based TV soap, a 27-year-old TV actress was conned and raped by a tantrik with the promise of a MHADA flat.
The young actress wanted to win a flat in the MHADA lottery in Mumbai and approached a self-styled godman. The tantrik not only asked her to pay him money but also allegedly asked her to perform sexual acts with him. According to a Mid-Day report, the actress was conned of Rs 26 lakh and raped by him.
The victim is an actress of a popular television soap. She wanted to win a flat in the much-awaited MHADA lottery. She had previously applied for MHADA lucky draws several times, but never won it. Losing all hope, she approached the tantrik for help.
The Mid-Day report adds that the tantrik, named Ismail Azim Khan, went to her residence and in the garb of performing a pooja, he asked her to have sex with him. He also asked her to offer Rs 26 lakh as an offering to appease God so that she wins the lottery. After getting the cash and raping the actress, the tantrik fled her house with the cash.
Following the woman’s complaint, the police have arrested the tantrik. However, his accomplice is still on the run.