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Vadodara woman goes to collect pending salary, raped by film producer

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Vadodara: A woman has alleged that she was raped after she went to collect her salary from a drama production company near Rajmahal Road in Baroda.

Deep Patel, who is a film producer making a web series on the nightlife of Vadodara city, allegedly called the woman, who worked as his assistant, to pay her salary and raped her. 

How the raped woman met the accused

The woman, a resident of Manjalpur area, had gone for an interview for the post of assistant at the drama production house on August 1. By August 4, she was offered the job and began working with the production house.

For some reason not yet known, the woman quit her job on August 28 and she demanded the salary for the 24 days she worked with the company.

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Since she was told of the job by an intermediary, she first approached him for the salary. The intermediary talked to Deep Patel, a resident of Savli about the pending payment.

He asked the girl to collect the same from one Aditi Hotel on September 2. He asked the girl to come at 10 pm as he was busy until then. When the woman went to meet Patel, he closed the door to his room and forced himself on her and raped her.

The woman managed to escape from the room. Patel allegedly threatened the woman that he would kill her if she filed a complaint. Cops have arrested Patel and are investigating the case.

A probe has revealed that Patel is the son of a farmer and has been residing in Kalali area with his father for the last three years. He also produces small films in Gujarati.

Patel had allegedly hired the women for a salary of Rs13,000 but then did not pay her. Patel himself lives on rent.

 

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