Mumbai-based model, Leena Kapoor, who recently filed a police complaint against Pakistani cricket umpire Asad Rauf for sexually exploiting her with false promises of marriage, has alleged that she is getting threatening calls to withdraw the case against him.
"I have received at least 12 calls from two different numbers of Mumbai and Delhi. The unknown person threatened to bump me off if I don't stop pursuing the case. The person claims to be Rauf's friend," Kapoor told Hindustan Times.
"I have told the police about a possible threat to my life. They assured me that nothing would happen," she said.
In a written complaint against Rauf, she stated that the couple shared an intimate relationship since March this year when they first met in Sri Lanka through a friend.
The 21-year-old alleged that Rauf has been sexually exploiting her for the past six months and had promised to marry her despite having a family in Pakistan. He has now refused to even acknowledge her.
She had said that they shared a husband-wife relationship and had planned to marry soon, as Rauf's religion allows him to have more than one wife.
"I feel victimized as he used to keep nagging me to marry him. However, he suddenly stopped taking my phone calls. He even claimed he didn't know me," she told the daily.
Meanwhile, the umpire admitted to the authenticity of the photographs showing the couple posing together in a room that appears in a hotel. He has, however, denied all other allegations by the model.
"I am 56 and happily married with two kids and at my age how can I promise to marry anyone else. I don t know why she is doing this but if she continues to defame me and cause me and my family pain than I will take legal action against her," Rauf had told the Press Trust of India.
He even slammed her allegations about his promises of buying a flat and a car for her in Mumbai.
Rauf told a leading daily that "The allegations levelled by her are preposterous and she is just making this story up to gain cheap publicity and fame."
"If there is any truth in what this girl is saying, and if she has some concrete evidence, I am ready to come down to India to be questioned" he said.