Rape case registered against Alok Nath : In an extensive Facebook post, the writer, Vinta Nanda, penned down her personal trauma of how Alok Nath raped and traumatized her in her residence.
One Step Closer to Justice
The rape case registered against Alok Nath by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday after a complaint filed by a TV writer-producer, who during the recently trending #MeToo raised her voice against the actor for the heinous act committed two decades ago.
The case was file under section 376 of IPC (rape).
Additional Commissioner of Police Manoj Sharma said
“The woman earlier alleged that Nath had all her shows shut down, leading to the closure of her production company.” Initially, the actor was just addressed him as ‘#Sanskaari (Cultured) person’, but later on the writer came out with his name
The Horrified Story
In a lengthy Facebook post, the writer penned down the harrowing instance of her personal trauma of how the actor raped and traumatized her in her residence.
In her post, she writes that while she was producing a renowned TV Serial in the 90s, Alok Nath was attracted to the lead actress of the show and continued making moves even after she denied his offer. The actor then took this opportunity to abuse her in a scene. This came to the notice of the management and they had him removed from the show. Being a reputed and renowned name in the industry he was back in the show and the first thing he did was to change the actor and thereafter the storyline.
Vinta accused Alok Nath to have spiked her drink at a party in his house. He then offered her to drop home. “I can remember more liquor poured into my mouth and I remember violating endlessly. When I woke up the next afternoon, I was in pain. I hadn’t just been raped, I was taken to my own house and had been brutalized,” the writer mentions.
The writer also recollects and pens down other ways he beleaguered and mortified her later.
Survivor Turns Fighter
Vinta has been repeatedly question on keeping mum for such a long time. She said: “The only reason I’m telling this story now is because I don’t want that any girl should ever fear holding the truth back.”
“What followed because of my silence was even worse. I became easy prey because the message had been put out that I was afraid and so I would not open my mouth. The couple of times that I wrote about what I had gone through created more complications because I stopped getting work. To deal with all the fear and shame I drank myself silly almost every evening and even flirted with drugs,” she added.
The writer also praised her friends for standing by her during this time: “I have waited for this moment to come for 19 years. I shout out to each one of you who have suffered at the hands of predators to come out and say it aloud. Don’t hold yourselves back.”
After the Facebook post, Alok Nath’s wife Ashu Singh had filed a civil defamation suit on behalf of her husband. However, Bombay High Court dismissed this appeal.