Bodybuilder accused of rape contest contender | Bangalore News

BENGALURU: A 34-year-old bodybuilder and gym owner was recently arrested for raping and cheating on a 23-year-old bodybuilding competition aspirant.
The accused, Syed Siddiq, is a resident of Umar Nagar in East Bengaluru and runs a fitness center at HBR Layout. He has won several bodybuilding competitions.
Siddiq’s wife, meanwhile, filed a counter-charge against the complainant and two others, alleging that they filed a false complaint against her husband after they failed to extort Rs 20 lakh from him . This complaint is with the Govindapura police.
The original complainant claimed Siddiq insisted she take steroids, but she refused. On February 19, he allegedly made her consume a drink containing a sedative and raped her, police said. He then promised to marry her and allegedly sexually assaulted her on several occasions. Having learned that he had no intention of marrying her, the woman filed a complaint for fraud and rape on April 28. Police arrested him the same day and brought him to court, which took him into custody.
In her counter filing, Siddiq’s wife alleged that a gang of three tried to extort Rs 20 lakh using a video of her husband and wife. She said the woman only complained to the police after she was paid. She named the accountant working at the fitness center as the main defendant, who allegedly recorded the video on the woman’s behalf. She added that the accountant’s wife also supported them in the alleged extortion bid.
(The identity of the victim has not been released to protect her privacy in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines on sexual assault cases)

Teresa E. Burton