Bartender files rape plaint against interior designer

Bartender files rape plaint against interior designer

'He had made victim consume drink laced with sedatives'

A 21-year-old woman on Thursday lodged a complaint of rape against a 38-year-old interior designer.
The man - identified as Chakradhar Reddy - made her consume a drink laced with sedatives at his house in Kasturi Nagar and raped her in February 2016, the victim said in her complaint.

He video-recorded the act and started blackmailing her, asking her not to disclose the matter to anyone. Reddy started demanding money from her, the victim said in a complaint with the Ramamurthy Nagar police.

The victim, a native of Mumbai, worked as a bartender. Reddy met the victim in January 2016 at a bar, where they exchanged phone numbers. Their friendship turned to love, police said.

Reddy offered his house to the woman for staying, along with her mother and sister.

Financial dispute
“There was a financial dispute between Reddy and the woman. She left for Mumbai with her mother and sister. On Thursday, she returned to Bengaluru and registered a case, accusing Reddy of rape and cheating,” the police said.

Police arrested Reddy, but he complained of low blood pressure and complications due to diabetes. He has been admitted to a private hospital and police are waiting for him to recover, so that they can take him into custody.