Recently, famous actor Alok Nath has been accused of rape by Senior TV writer-producer, Vinta Nanda. The veteran writer-producer has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago.
An FIR had been registered under section 376 of the IPC (rape) against Alok by the Oshiwara police after recording Vinta’s statement.
While having a conversation with Barkha Dutt, Vinta said, “I had filed a police complaint. It took three weeks for them to call me back and say yes we will now file an FIR, which happened last week. Along with the filing of the FIR, which normally should’ve led to him being arrested or at least being investigated, now the onus is back on me.”
Vinta Nanda on Alok Nath
She also said that she has to go for a medical test after twenty years. “I have to go for a physical medical test now, twenty years later. I read in the paper today where they’ve said I have to undergo a medical check and only then, they will be able to proceed with the case,” she added.
She said that back then, she didn’t have the courage to go to the police and file a complaint. “Silence manifests in different ways. If you’re not the kind of person to be silent, if you are the person who confronts things and deals with them in an empowered way, you are worse off dealing with the silence within you because you’ve internalized something which isn’t natural to you at all,” said Vinta.
For the uninitiated, in the wake of #MeeToo, Alok Nath has been accused of rape by Senior TV writer-producer, Vinta Nanda. The veteran writer-producer has accused actor Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago. She served as the writer and producer of teleserial ‘Tara’ in the 90s, in which Nath played a lead role.