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Bhojpuri actor Manoj Pandey arrested by Mumbai Police in alleged rape case

A woman, who is a struggling actress in the Bhojpuri industry, said that the actor portrayed himself as a "star" and took advantage of many girls.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 22, 2017 13:22 IST ]
Manoj Pandey arrested in rape case
Manoj Pandey arrested in rape case

In a shocking incident, Bhojpuri actor Manoj Pandey has been arrested by the Mumbai police on Friday in an alleged rape case. On September 15, a woman filed the complaint against the actor. The woman claimed she was in a live-in relationship with Manoj for five years. In her statement, the woman claims that the actor raped her for years, on the pretext of marrying her. She, in her complaint, stated that during their relationship, Pandey had more than one affairs.

The woman, who is a struggling actress in the Bhojpuri industry, said that the actor portrayed himself as a "star" and took advantage of many girls. The woman has alleged that when she pressurized Pandey to marry her, he abandoned her.

The police, on the woman's complaint, reached Pandey's house to find it empty, after which the actor was apprehended today. A case under 395/17, 376, 317, 406, 506(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the actor.

Manoj Pandey is a Bhojpuri actor, screen play writer and dialogue writer. He made his debut with Lahariya Luta Ae Raja Ki, which also starred popular actor Ravi Kishan.

(With ANI Inputs)

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