Lucknow: A 25-year-old dancer was allegedly gangraped at gunpoint by four manager-rank employees of a renowned Ayurvedic drug company in a hotel room after an office party in Banthara, 20 km from Lucknow, early Sunday morning.
The four accused, Satyavir Singh, Devraj Singh, Rashtriya Bhushan Bharti, and Paresh Tomar, all in their 30s and residents of Lucknow, were arrested and sent to jail after being produced in court. The manager of the hotel, Saurabh Sachchar, was also arrested for allowing a dance troupe to perform in the hotel in violation of norms.
According to the FIR, the dancer runs an event management company in Lucknow. Satyavir Singh approached her through a common acquaintance Ashfaq and hired her for a performance at a party for the company’s executives which was organised at the hotel. Along with two other women members of her dance troupe, the rape survivor performed at the hotel’s banquet hall till late in the night.
She said in the FIR that at 1.30am, one of the co-performers told her that the four accused, who were heavily drunk, had tried to molest the dancers. The dancers were about to leave when Ashfaq told the survivor that Satyavir wanted to talk to her about the payment. According to the FIR, when she entered his room, one of the accused closed the door and at gunpoint all four raped her.