Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja is being held by Oshiwara police in Mumbai accused of rape by his teenage domestic servant. The alleged incident happened at Shiney’s home on Sunday afternoon. The servant had been working for him for six weeks. “She approached the Oshiwara police at around 7 pm and told the police that Ahuja had raped her,” said Amitabh Gupta, ACP at Oshiwara.
Apparently traumatised by the incident, the girl says she then went to a relative’s flat and was taken to the police station. “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 of Oshiwara police. Shiney’s wife Anupam is currently living abroad with their two-year-old daughter.
Mahesh Bhatt, a friend and producer of Shiney 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.”
The domestic servant is currently undergoing medical tests, the results of which are due later today.