Karan Oberoi Rape Case: Actor’s Sister Files Complaint Against Accuser for Practising Witchcraft
Karan Oberoi, who is finishing his own book on the experience, talks about his sister moving court against his rape accuser.
The incriminating evidence against the woman who accused singer-actor Karan Oberoi of rape, extortion and blackmail, is now mounting. The latest on this is that Karan’s sister Gurbani Oberoi has filed a police complaint against the accuser for practising witchcraft. Speaking on this Karan Oberoi says, “This was very sudden even for me, when my sister decided to consult the lawyer and get this done. I have just been buried into finishing my book on the traumatic experience that I’ve gone through. Right now that is my only overwhelming preoccupation.”
Speaking on his sister taking the initiative to bell the cat, Karan says, “She filed a court complaint asking the cops to take cognizance of the complaint I had filed in October 2018, about her threats to my life and my family’s life by using voodoo and black magic. That’s why my sister had to go to the court so that the cops could take some action on it.” Apparently black magic is a non-bailable offence in Maharashtra. Says Karan, “Despite an overwhelming evidence to support this crime being perpetrated by this lady including a book she has written about these practices which she had the gall to even get published in her own name. She is doing this with impunity because she generally believes that she can get away with such a crime.”
If black magic is illegal and she has written a book on it, what more evidence does the law need to book her? Says Karan, “In spite of her own lawyer’s testimony on-record about her black magic practises, the expose by one of her ex-students in the media, multiple Facebook groups declaring these practises in public domain and high courts severe reprimand to investigate the matter, nothing has happened. The back cover of her book quite proudly proclaims that she is a black magic, Wicca and voodoo practitioner. I am surprised that even NGOs that delve with these kind of cases haven’t come forward.”
Karan is busy putting finishing touches to her book. “The book writing is helping heal the wounds. I’ve completed 125 pages. I think another 50 pages and I’d be able to wrap up the first draft.” The book will show lopsided gender-related laws in this country are. Says Karan, “The status of women in our country and the shock and surprise that I had to deal with. I’ve titled my book Holy Cow. The idea is the general belief that women can do no wrong ! So the ‘Holy Cow’ status. But it could change once I am done with the book.”