Days after making a sensational claim that nearly 139 persons - including persons from the film industry, lawyers, and student leaders - raped her, a woman from Hyderabad has now said that some of the people named were innocent. The 25-year-old woman on Monday, addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, said that she was forced to make name some innocent people after being threatened by a person identified as Raja Sreekar Reddy alias Dollar Bhai. The complainant said that she got in touch with the accused for a job opportunity, when he sexually exploited her and blackmailed her.
â€śOnly due to pressure I was forced to make rape allegations against 139 people. I was beaten badly to make a complaint against these persons. All the fake allegations which I made in the press were tutored by him,â€ť the woman said.
"Why are you including their names, I had asked him. I said we should name only those who harrased and raped me. For this, he physically and mentally tortured me...He threatened to kill my family and forced me to add names. I told him that many people who had no relation to me were being named and I said that this would be unjust. I fought with him. In response to this, he beat me and I went to police station and filed complaint with that pain," she added.
The woman, a resident of Hyderabad, tendered an apology to two film actors who were named in her complaint and said that they had no role in the crime. â€śThe 139 people did not rape me. I was threatened to file a complaint against them. I am sorry for it,â€ť she said.
She alleged that besides threatening to kill her and her family members, Sreekar had her private photos and videos, which he used to threaten her.
The woman claimed that not all the 139 persons in the police complaint had raped her; however, some of them did rape and sexually harass her, she maintained. The woman alleged that Raja Sreekar did this act for fame.
"Now that people and organisations have come to back me, I am telling the whole truth. I am only wishing punishment for those who really raped, harassed and blackmailed me. After a lot of discussions with my family, I have come forward to tell the full truth. I want to say sorry to those who I named who had no connection with the case. I know that the media may think I'm going back on my previous statements, but I only want to ensure that no woman goes through what I went through and I just want my photos and videos deleted. I want police to take action on those people," she said.
On August 20, the Panjagutta police had filed a case against 139 persons, including some women, following the complaint, which claimed that she was sexually exploited more than 5,000 times by 139 persons over the last 10 years.
She had claimed that she was gangraped, drugged, forcibly made to dance and also inflicted with cigarette burn injuries among several other allegations.
Subsequently, the case was transferred to Central Crime Station police. Assistant Commissioner of Police, K Sreedevi, who is investigating the case, reacting to the latest development said, â€śAfter recording the statements of the victim, further action would be taken.â€ť