The great-grandson of freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rohit Tilak has been booked for allegedly raping a woman and forcing her into ‘unnatural’ sex. A complaint was registered against him on Monday night, said the police.
According to an IndiaTimes report, the police said that the complainant, a 40-year-old woman and Rohit Tilak knew each other for the last couple of years. “The complainant alleged that Rohit repeatedly raped her on the pretext of marriage,” said a police official.
According to a Hindustan Times report, the two allegedly met on March 10, 2015 at a social gathering and later connected on a social networking site, according to the complainant. She submitted in her complaint that she was not aware of his marital status. The alleged relationship mentioned in the case went on till July 5, 2017.
The woman has also alleged that Tilak asked for and took Rs 10 lakh from her during the course of their relationship.
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Tilak has been booked on charges of rape, unnatural sex, voluntarily causing hurt, insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace and criminal intimidation under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Rohit Tilak, the grandson of Jayantrao Tilak — a senior Congress leader and Member of Parliament — had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly polls from Kasba Peth seat in Pune against BJP’s Girish Bapat. He is the fourth generation descendant of national figure and freedom fighter Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak. He is also the nephew of the current Mayor of Pune, Mukta Tilak.