An upcoming Telugu actor, who had filed an attempted rape complaint against actor Srujan and film director Chalapati on Sunday, has now alleged that the police was trying to protect the actor.
According to Deccan Chronicle, the woman actor said that the Patamala Police in Vijayawada had arrested an unidentified man instead of the actor and presented him in court as Srujan.
She has alleged that the police had changed the records and sent the other person to jail on remand.
The actor-director duo had allegedly tried to molest her in a car after promising her a lead role in a film.
The actor had filed a police complaint at Patamala Police Station on the eve of Independence Day. The complaint states that the actor was abducted in a car by the accused on a false excuse of shooting a movie in Bheemavaram. The complaint alleges that they tried to rape her on the way, in the car.
The actor, who spoke to the media after filing the complaint, said, â€śI was supposed to be in Bheemavaram on August 13 and I was planning to travel from Hyderabad by train. But the director and the hero forced me to travel in the car. They started misbehaving with me, as we approached Vijayawada. They assaulted me and threw me in the backseat when I protested,â€ť she said.
â€śThey did not want me to jump out of the car and so they drove fast, but ended up smashing my vehicle against a lorry. That same night, I shared my location with some friends, who rushed here immediately. Following that, I have come to the police station to file a complaint,â€ť she added.
The police have registered a case under section 279 of IPC for rash driving and damaging a woman's vehicle.
The actor was hospitalised with injuries sustained in the accident.
Deccan Chronicle report stated that the Vijayawada police have denied the charge and said actor Srujan had been photographed in the court. â€śShe can verify his identity in the Vijayawada sub jail,â€ť said Vijayawada ACP, Central Zone, N. Satyanandam told DC.