Tribune press service
Ludhiana, August 22
A 40-year-old married woman was reportedly raped by a gym owner in her gym on Jassian Road here. The accused also made objectionable videos of the woman and later demanded Rs 5 lakh for not uploading the same thing on social media.
He was identified as Dharminder Kumar, owner of World Classic Gym and resident of Hargobindpura.
The complainant told police that she joined Dharminder gymnasium in 2015. One day he offered her tablets and claimed that if she exercised after consuming them, she would lose weight within a few minutes. days.
“When I took the tablets, which could be sedatives, I became unconscious. Afterwards, the accused raped me, ”she said.
He also made objectionable videos to her and by threatening to post these videos on social media, the accused continued to develop sexual relations with her for more than five years.
“I continued to go to the gym from 2015 to March 2021. After I left the gym, he threatened to go to the gym to maintain sex. In June he asked for Rs 5 lakh and told me that otherwise he would get him to fire the objectionable videos. When I refused to pay the money, the accused sent videos to my son and my husband. Later, I gathered my courage and informed the police, ”said the victim.
The woman said the accused also created a fake Instagram ID card through which he sent his videos to his youngest son. During an investigation, the mobile phone number associated with the Instagram ID was found to be that of the accused.
Investigating Inspector Satwant Singh said a case of rape and criminal intimidation has been registered against the accused and charges under the Information Technology Act have also been added to the FIR. He had not yet been arrested by the police.