The Times of India,
NEW DELHI: In a bizarre case of domestic torture, a south Delhi businessman has been arrested on charges of forcing his wife to have group sex with his family members and a business partner. The victim alleged that she suffered the ordeal silently for four years because her husband's family had threatened to harm her nephew if she spoke out about her experiences.
The accused, Kuldeepak Arora, who is an exporter besides having business interests in Mumbai and Hong Kong, was nabbed from IGI Airport while leaving for Nepal. His wife had lodged the FIR from her hometown, Surat.
The Delhi and Surat police said that lookout notices will be issued soon against Arora's other family members who are allegedly absconding.
Police sources said following a matrimonial advertisement by the Aroras, woman first met Kuldeepak in 2003 in London, where she was staying with her relatives. They got married in Surat in April 2004.
"Everything worked well for the first few years but her in-laws began pressuring her for dowry soon after. The victim claims she found that her husband had been married before and he had not divorced his first wife. She has also alleged that the ill-treatment meted out to her even led to a miscarriage. On her husband's insistence, she developed physical relations with his business partner, brother and brother-in-law," said investigating officer Surendra Gala of the Surat police. He claimed the police had evidence on the sexual "orgies" the victim was forced into.
According to Gala, the FIR was lodged on April 4 against Arora, who is based out of East of Kailash. "The FIR names the accused along with his brother, brother-in-law and his business partner of forcing her to have group sex with them. The FIR goes on to state that the accused often beat her up and threatened her not to report the incidents to the police," he said.
The FIR has been lodged under sections 498A (subjecting a married woman to cruelty), 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural offences), 506(2) (criminal intimidation) and 114 (abetment of any offence) and sections 3 and 7 of the dowry Act.
"We found the Aroras' houses in East of Kailash, Delhi, and Goregaon in Mumbai locked. We are seeking the court's permission to check the premises," Gala said.
Through these years, the woman kept corresponding with her friends and family in India and abroad. "Her relatives and friends have told us that they knew that she were unhappy but had never imagined the torture she was going through," said the officer. When she finally could bear it no longer, she went to her hometown to lodge the case. "We have leads on the movements of his other relatives. We will arrest them about ensuring that they do not flee the country," Gala added.
(With inputs from Indrani Basu)