In a follow-up in this unfortunate incident reported last week by this newspaper - Despicable Deeds of Highly Educated Couple’ made an IIT student a ‘Sex Slave’ – Husband Arrested, more details of the perpetrator have come out.
Senior PI of Powai police, Budhan Sawant told media-persons, “The accused was in Paris on a business trip, and we had information that he would be returning on Thursday, 16 Febnight. Accordingly, we intercepted him as soon as he landed at the airport and arrested him.”
“Subhro Banerjee, is a resident of Powai. Banerjee’s LinkedIn (still active) profile states that he is currently employed as Head of Regulatory Affairs - India with Moet Hennessy, a Paris-based wine and spirits company,” reports Hindustan Times and they have independently verified his credentials with the police said this report.
RECAP: The accused has been booked for forcible unnatural intercourse, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation. He has also been charged under sections of the Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Act as well as the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
According to the police complaint, Banerjee made him perform certain sexual acts in the name of “tantrik sex” and forced him to consume sedatives.
The police said the victim and Banerjee met on a gay dating app in 2020 and began a consensual relationship, which Banerjee’s wife was allegedly aware of. She has also been named as an accused but has not been arrested yet.
In mid-2021, Banerjee allegedly forced the victim into intercourse and inflicted torture on him, including strangling and burning with hot wax. The victim has further alleged that he was forced into having intercourse with several others at the same time.
“Banerjee has said in his initial questioning that everything that happened between him and the victim was completely consensual. We shall be interrogating him further to verify his claims,” said an officer with the Powai police station.