New Delhi: The Delhi Police have booked Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Nilotpal Mrinal for rape. This development happened after a 32-year-old woman accused Nilotpal Mrinal of raping her. Officials said Monday that an FIR was filed against the author after the woman, a UPSC aspirant, stated in her complaint that she was raped by him for 10 years under the pretext of marriage. A senior police officer, however informed that the FIR was registered Sunday and a probe has been initiated. However, till date no arrests have been made in the case.
Delhi police said the rape case was registered in the Timarpur Police Station locality. “The FIR, filed on the basis of a woman’s complaint, states that author Nilotpal Mrinal raped her for 10 years under the pretext of marriage,” the police statement, as cited by ANI, said. The complaint also states that the alleged ‘victim’ met Mrinal in 2013 on Favebook. Slowly they became friends over the years.
Police officials said that the FIR was lodged against the author in north Delhi under IPC sections dealing with rape and causing hurt. In the complaint, the victim has also mentioned that the accused allegedly abused and beat her up following her eye surgery.
“I started crying…He then forced himself upon me… I cried but he raped me and left. The next day, he came and started apologising. He also promised to marry me…,” the FIR, states.
The woman also states in the FIR that the accused using his clout has threatened her. “A police officer called up the woman’s father and told him that she (the woman) is blackmailing Nilotpal to extort money from him.”