‘Ankit Tiwari Threatened to Upload Rape Video If I Spoke of It,’ alleges Rape Victim

Aashiqui 2 singer Ankit Tiwari has been booked for rape and assault of his friend. The singer has been in police custody. The women who lodges the FIR had kept quite till now, but now she has finally broken her silence about the case. The woman said that many of the claims made by the lawyers of the accused were false. She affirmed that she never asked for any money but in fact she is the one who used to financially help him during his struggling days.

As per sources, the event management professional said, “I met Ankit when he was a struggler. I bought him a phone, paid his mobile bills. When you have not even earned Rs. 1 crore, how can you allege I asked for three? I’m a VP of a company and I don’t need the money.”

Sources further added that, she candidly revealed how Ankit raped her and later blackmailed her.

Ankit allegedly raped her, the woman said it was on July 21, her sister’s birthday. “I had invited him for the party; he came around 11.30 pm. He convinced me to have a drink and took me to another room. He made me drink further, kept his hand on my mouth, and had sex with me. My sister even saw him come out of the room. On learning about it the next day, my sister called up the singer, and he promised he would marry me. But he allegedly blackmailed her by saying, stop discussing the incident as I have recorded the entire thing. If you talk about it, I will upload it on social media.”

The woman later went to Ankit’s home and spoke to his parents. Ankit’s brother-cum-manager Ankur slapped her and pushed her out of the house. He allegedly threatened her with a knife, ordering her to “get out of her brother’s life or he would do a repeat of the Dheeraj Solitaire incident” referring to the infamous building where television executive Neeraj Grover was murdered, and his body chopped into pieces. 

When she met Ankur and some of his family members, an argument started, and Ankit allegedly slapped her. She then came back and filed an FIR with the Versova police in February. Police, after investigations, arrested Ankit under sections 376 (rape), 493 (cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage), 417 (cheating) and 506 (2) on May 8 along with his brother. While Ankit has been remanded to judicial custody till May 26, Ankur was released on bail the same day, which makes the survivor feel unsafe. “I fear for my life and my daughters. I will ask for police protection,” she concluded.