Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan's driver was arrested by the Bandra police yesterday for raping a minor. The minor girl used to work as a maid at Bollywood actress Sangita Bijlani's house.
The accused, Rajendrakumar Gautam aka Pintu Mishra (34), a resident of Asalpha in Andheri (East), allegedly took the girl to a hotel in Nallasopara and raped her on the pretext of getting her a job in the actor's house.
The girl has come to Mumbai from her hometown Latur only five months ago to work in the actress house. Pintu Mishra has befriended and lured her that he will get a job in Superstar SRK's house. They had been in regular contact till June 20.
He took her to a hotel in Nallasopura and raped her, Pintu has even threatened her of dire consequences if she comes out in open. The devastated girl somehow took courage and filed a case in Bandra Police station.
"The girl was inconsolable and traumatised. She has no one here in Mumbai and is the only earning member of her family. She has now decided to move back to her home in Latur with her mother," said an officer from the Bandra police station.
Gautam alias Pintu was arrested and has been charged under Section 376 (Rape) of the IPC. He will be produced in the Sessions Court today.
"The driver arrested has nothing to do with SRK 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 Khan's convoy", said a source close to SRK.