Actor Inder Kumar has been arrested for allegedly raping and assaulting a 23-year-old model on the pretext of getting her roles in movies, police said.
According to police, the victim was called to the actor's residence in Versova, a western Mumbai suburb, on April 24, when he hit her with a beer bottle.
The victim alleged she had been sexually assaulted by Inder Kumar who had promised to give her lead roles in Hindi films.
Police said Kumar and his wife Pallavi had a heated argument at their residence. Pallavi then rushed to Versova police station where she accused her husband of having an affair
with another woman.
Inder Kumar reached the police station and sorted out the issue with his wife and both returned home, police said.
"After that, the victim was called to the actor's residence to clarify things. However, the situation went out of control and the accused thrashed the victim with a beer bottle," Harishachandra Parmale, senior inspector at the police station, said.
Following a complaint lodged by the victim, the actor was booked under sections 376 (punishment for rape), 324 (causing grievous hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police said.
The actor has worked in Hindi films like Wanted, Maa Tujhhe Salaam, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Baaghi and Masoom.