A woman artist associated with the Gujarati film industry has accused an associate director and his brother of raping her over several months. A complaint to this effect was filed with the Chandkheda police station. The complaint states that the director lured her with the promise of marriage and took her to Dwarka, Rajkot, Diu, Dhari and other places in Gujarat on the pretext of shooting for a film.
The girl has alleged that the brothers had raped her six months ago in hotels in the above places. She also alleged that the duo took Rs9.6 lakh from her retired father and refused to return it. Media reports said that the woman, 18, works as a make-up artist with the Gujarati film industry. The accused has been identified as Hardik Satasiya and his brother Vimal Satasiya. She came in touch with the brothers due to her profession. She said last year in December the brothers took her to their uncle’s home in Bhadel village in Amreli where they raped her at night. They then threatened to kill her if she breathed a word about it.