Victim in singer Ankit Tiwari rape case says was forced to change her statement in court

Earlier, Tiwari and his brother were acquitted of rape, as the victim changed her statement in the court and she was termed as hostile.

In a complete twist to the famous Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari rape case, the victim has now come forward and spoke exclusive to India Today that she was forced and pressurised to change her statement in the court.

Earlier, Tiwari and his brother were acquitted of rape, as the victim changed her statement in the court and she was termed as hostile.

In the year May 2014, Tiwari was arrested on rape charges filed by a woman. The woman alleged that on the false promise of marriage Tiwari raped her on several occasions. The case was going on in the sessions court in Mumbai.

Last week the victim was called to give statement in the court, but once there, she said she could not remember the incident and changed her statement.

The court then observed the victim as hostile and acquitted Tiwari and his brother from the case.

The victim, after making a complete U-turn on her story, has now said that she was pressurised and threatened to take back the case.

"I was forced and pressurised to take back the case. This was done by the lawyers of the Ankit. I am feeling horrible now. Even the cops did not supported me," the victim said in an exclusively interview with India Today.

"When Ankit was nothing I supported him. I was at that time VP of one international company and earned like anything. He begged me and for his career I let it go. However now all the limits are crossed and I will take the case forward," she said.

The victim is now planning to take the matter to a higher court. She said, "During the three years of the case, I never came forward to the media but now I will speak out and tell everyone the truth. I am appointing one lawyer who will now pursue my case in higher court. I will see to it justice is done. I have all evidence against him."