Singer Rahul Jain Faces Rape Charge For Second Time In 2 Years
Mumbai: Singer-composer Rahul Jain has run into legal trouble as a rape complaint has been filed against him.
A 30-year-old costume stylist filed the complaint which alleges that Rahul raped her at his home in Mumbai’s Andheri on August 11. An FIR has been registered against Rahul.
In her statement recorded at Oshiwara police station, the woman said Rahul contacted her on Instagram and praised her work. He asked her to visit his flat, in a highrise in suburban Andheri, assuring that she will be appointed as his personal costume stylist.
According to a police official, the woman has claimed that when she went to Rahul’s house on August 11, he asked her to accompany him to his bedroom under the pretext of showing his belongings, and raped her.
The woman stated that Rahul assaulted her when she resisted him, and later also tried to destroy evidence.
An FIR has been registered under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntary causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC against Rahul, the official said.
Rahul dismissed the complaint as ‘fake and baseless.’
“I don’t know this woman. The allegations raised by her are fake and baseless. Earlier also a woman had made similar allegations against me, but I got justice. This woman may be an associate of that woman,” Rahul said in a statement.
Last year, Rahul and two of his family members were accused of rape, forcible abortions, abandonment of child and cheating.
Rahul, who started his career in music industry eight years ago with the show MTV Aloft Star, has sung songs like Teri Yaad for Fever, Aane Wale Kal for 1921, Ghar Se Nikla, Na Tum Rahe Tum and Chal Diya Tumse Door for Viu web series Spotlight. He has also worked as composer in films like Kaagaz and Jhoota Kahin Ka, and also a few web series.