'Splitsvilla 8' contestant Yash Pandit accused of raping TV actress
'Splitsvilla 8' contestant Yash Pandit accused of raping TV actress?MTV India/youtube screenshot

A case has been registered against TV actor Yash Pandit for allegedly raping an actress on the pretext of marriage.

According to reports, Yash met the actress on the sets of a TV show in September this year and later invited her to his Juhu apartment where he allegedly raped her several times. In mid-November, he took her to his residence on the pretext of introducing her to his parents.

However, after that day, Yash, who had participated in reality show "Splitsvilla 8", started avoiding the actress and even ignored her calls. The victim then approached the Juhu police station to register an FIR against him.

"He only had intentions of developing a physical relationship with me. He confessed to me that he had sexual relationships with other girls. They perhaps did not approach the cops, because they were scared of being defamed. But, I wanted to teach him a lesson to get his nefarious intentions out in public view," the victim told a Mumbai daily.

Sunil Ghosalkar, senior police inspector of Juhu police station said the police have set up teams "who have been raiding the places" where they "suspect him to have been hiding."

When asked about the discrepancies in the FIR, he said: "I have already issued a memo to the investigating officer, and have replaced her. The newly-appointed officer in the case is already studying it and will be adding the sections wherever they are required," reports the Mumbai-based daily.

Yash is best known for his role as Lakshya Virani in popular TV show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi".