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Actor missing, cops question girlfriend

14, Jan 2016
#gendered-violence #peacemap

Jan 14 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Ahmed Ali
Actor Vishal Thakkar, who was arrested for allegedly raping his girlfriend three months ago, has been missing since January 1.
His father, Mahendra, has filed a missing person’s complaint at the Mulund police station after he did not return home after more than a week.
Vishal, who has worked in Bollywood films “Munnabhai MBBS“ and “Chandni Bar“ as well as a few television serials, lives alone in Mulund; his parents live nearby .
The police have questioned a dozen of Vishal’s friends, including his girlfriend, a television actress, as he was last seen with her on January 1. They have also sought the call detail reports of Vishal’s mobile phone as well as of those close to him to get some leads.
Vishal’s parents alleged that he was depressed after his girlfriend filed a rape case against him and he was arrested in October 2015. The couple later “sorted out their differences“ and she withdrew the complaint, said a police officer. “But Vishal was upset and disturbed as he was not getting work and his image was tarnis hed because of the ra pe case,“ the police of ficer added.
On December 31, 2015, Vishal and his girlfriend watched a movie at a theatre in a Mulund mall and later reportedly checked into a hotel. The next day , they went to Andheri. Vishal told his girlfriend that he was going to meet a friend, while she went home. When he did not return home for more than a week, his parents panicked and approached the police.


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