Kerala Businessman Rajmohan Pillai arrested for allegedly raping his domestic help


Businessperson Rajmohan Pillai, the younger brother of biscuit king Rajan Pillai, has been arrested in Kerala for allegedly raping his domestic help.

Mr Pillai, 53, was arrested on Monday after hours of questioning. The police say they have “convincing initial evidence”.

The police started investigating him after his help, a 23-year-old from Odisha, appeared at a private hospital for an abortion on Saturday. She is reportedly two months pregnant. Doctors called the police when she revealed to them she was not married.

On being questioned by doctors and the police, she reportedly affirmed that she had been sexually assaulted a few times in the eight months that she had worked for the businessman. She has additionally recorded an announcement with the magistrate.

The police say her medical examination has affirmed rape.

Mr Pillai is the chairman of the Beta Group, which owns the brand “Nut King”.

His sibling Rajan Pillai, the previous biscuit baron who once headed Britannia, died in Delhi’s Tihar jail in 1995, allegedly after he was denied medical help for a liver condition. The Singapore-based industrialist had been captured in Delhi after being convicted of fraud and cheating.