Rajendrakumar Gautam, the man who works for Shah Rukh Khan in the capacity of a driver has been arrested for allegedly raping a girl who works at former beauty queen and actress Sangeeta Bijlani‘s house, said an official from Bandra police station and added that the investigation is going on.
“The case was registered here Wednesday evening, June 25, 2014 and the investigation is going on. At the moment, we are not allowed to talk about the case as the investigation department is looking after it.” stated the investigating officer.
The driver Rajendrakumar Gautam alias Pintu Mishra, thirty four, who is reportedly not Shah Rukh Khan‘s personal driver, called the seventeen year old at a hotel in Nallasopara here, on the pretext of offering her a job, where he raped her.
Although the girl is said to be a minor, the police are checking her date of birth to get the right age.
“We are also checking the victim’s date of birth certificate to check if she is still a minor or not,” informed another official from Bandra police station.
The girl, who came to the city from Latur (Maharashtra) in search of a job, got the opportunity to work at Sangeeta’s house.
“Some time ago, she came in contact with Mishra, who promised her employment at Shah Rukh Khan’s place,” added the police officer.
On the basis of Rajendrakumar Gautam‘s assurance, the survivor quit her job last week. Rajendrakumar Gautam, who is a resident of Andheri, had assured to take her to his home in Nallasopara. She met him on June 20, 2014 in Bandra and they left for Nallasopara from there, but instead of taking her home, Gautam took her to a lodge and raped her.
“She has told us that Mishra took her to a lodge in Nallasopara and raped her. He also threatened her if she revealed anyone about the incident,” the officer added.
Rajendrakumar Gautam was stationed at Shah Rukh Khan‘s residence Mannat in Bandra. He was assigned with the job of taking the actor’s children from home to school.
A source close to Shah Rukh statd that the accused drives one of the vehicles but has nothing to do with the actor or his family. “The driver arrested has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan or his family. He has driven the car for the kids on a few occasions. Otherwise, he drives one of the vehicles that are part of Shah Rukh Khan’s convoy.”
Rajendrakumar Gautam was arrested on Wednesday (June 25, 2014) under Section 376 (Rape) of the IPC and will be produced in the Sessions Court today, June 26, 2014.