A Bengaluru woman, on Thursday, approached the Basavanagudi Women's Police Station with a harrowing tale of alleged rape. Sneha*, who was on a date with her boyfriend - Sandalwood actor Subramanya, alleged that he laced her drink with a date rape drug, after which she fell unconscious.
According to the FIR, Sneha alleged that once she regained consciousness, she realised that Subramanya had raped her.
"On November 1, Subramanya asked the woman to accompany him to his sister's house for a party. In her complaint, she has said that the couple did not go to the party but that Subramanya took her to another house, where he offered her a drink. She did not know it was spiked and fell unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she realised she had been raped," an officer at the Basavanagudi Women's Police Station told TNM.
Thirty-year-old Subramanya, who hails from Teerthahalli in Shivamogga district, is a resident of Bengaluru's Dwarakanagar. According to the FIR, Sneha alleged that she first spoke to Subramanya on Facebook after he sent her a friend request.
"The woman and the accused chatted on Facebook and some days later, they exchanged phone numbers and also met personally. The couple had informed their families about their relationship as well. The woman alleges that Subramanya had met her parents and informed them that they were to be married and her parents had also approved," the FIR states.
According to the police officer, Subramanya had told Sneha that he would marry her after the release of his film Hombanna in July this year.
"The woman asked him about the marriage date after the movie was released and the actor told her that they would set a date after the house warming ceremony of his newly purchased house," the officer added.
However, Subramanya did not set the date even after the house warming ceremony. When Sneha expressed her doubts, Subramanya allegedly warned her not to marry anyone else.
"When she discovered that she had been raped, she said that she asked him to marry her. Her complaint states that Subramanya then stopped answering her calls and began avoiding her after the incident. Subramanya is said to have told her that he would not marry her because she was not rich as she could not provide him with money to shoot his next film. He is said to have told her that he would have to marry a woman who could give him Rs 20 lakh for his next film. He is said to have threatened to kill her and her family members if she complained about the incident," the officer added.
An FIR has been registered under sections 376 (rape) and 503 (criminal intimidation). The Basavanagudi Police are investigating the case and are currently trying to apprehend Subramanya, who is absconding.