The Oshiwara police on Sunday evening detained Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja for questioning in connection with a rape case. Ahuja’s teenaged domestic maid lodged an FIR against the actor alleging that he had raped her while they were alone at the actor’s flat on Sunday afternoon. Ahuja is likely to be arrested.
The 18-year-old maid (name withheld), said police sources, had been working with Ahuja for the last one-and-a-half months. “She approached the Oshiwara police at around 7 pm and told the police that Ahuja had raped her,” said Amitabh Gupta, additional commissioner of police.
The complainant told the police that she had come for domestic work to Ahuja’s flat. The actor’s wife was not at home. “He took me into his bedroom, gagged and raped me,” the victim is believed to have said in the FIR. The incident took place between 3 pm and 5 pm on Sunday. “The complainant told the police that she was traumatised after the incident and went to her relatives’ place who along with the girl then approached the police station,” said DCP Niket Kaushik.
Soon after the complaint was registered, the girl was sent to the Nagpada police hospital for a medical examination. The preliminary report of the examination is expected to come in the morning. Police officers said that they were yet to verify the complainant’s age since they were busy verifying the facts.
After the complaint was registered, a police team went to Ahuja’s flat and called him for inquiry, said an officer. Ahuja is married and is known for his roles in films like ‘Hazaroon Khwaishe, ‘Aish’ and ‘Gangster’.
Mahesh Bhatt, who produced Gangster for Shiny Ahuja, said, “This is a body blow to me. I spoke to a top police official who told me that he was informed by his juniors at Oshiwara that Shiny claimed that he had sex with the consent of the maid. However, she has claimed that she was forced into it. The police officer added that they had to accept the woman’s version. I had spoken to Shiny only yesterday. If he is found guilty of rape, we have to condemn him.”
Source – Times News Network