Singer Ankit Tiwari acquitted of rape charges

In 2014, singer Ankit Tiwari was accused of raping a woman after promising to marry her. The 28-year-old woman, who is an advertising professional, alleged that he raped her a number of times between 2013 and 2014 and had promised to get hitched to her.

Based on the allegations and a police complaint filed at Versova police station, Ankit was arrested on May 8, 2014. Yesterday, after long legal proceedings, he was acquitted of all charges, by a special women’s court.

The complaint by the concerned woman further included that Ankit got intimate with her at her sister’s birthday party, which he video-recorded. After that, he threatened her to release the tape if she didn’t agree to a physical relationship with him. Apparently, he promised to marry her as well. (Also Read: What! Anubhav Sinha and Ankit Tiwari to never work again?)

However, the prosecution failed to prove the allegations brought against the singer. They examined only four out 11 witnesses, and failed to interrogate the medical officer who examined the woman.