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Custody of Jet airways co-pilot extended in rape case

Last Updated: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 20:34

Mumbai: Police custody of a co-pilot with Jet
Airways, arrested for allegedly raping an air-hostess, was
extended till June 8 by a local court here on Saturday.

Varun Agarwal (27) was arrested on May 29 from the
domestic airport here, for raping a 22-year-old air hostess on
several occasions since May 2009 under the pretext of marrying
The police today sought further custody of the accused
stating that investigation was underway and medical reports of
the victim and accused were still awaited.

According to the police, the accused, who joined Jet
Airways in 2006, started luring the victim since 2008, a year
after she joined the air carrier as an air-hostess.

Varun had proposed to marry the victim, who rejected his
proposals several times. However, in 2008, she relented and
agreed to his proposal, police said. He took her to a temple
and presented her a ring and convinced her to stay at his
house in suburban Marol.
The victim agreed and moved into his house in May 2009.
However, after few months, Varun allegedly started assaulting
her and threatened to throw acid on her face if she left him.

Varun kept postponing their marriage following which the
victim approached the police and lodged a complaint.


First Published: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 20:34
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