Shweta Tiwari’s husband Abhinav Kohli has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing her daughter and also beating her up, police said on Monday.
Kohli (39) was arrested after her daughter approached the Samta Nagar Police Station in suburban Kandivali along with her mother with a complaint on Sunday evening, an official said.
Shweta was accompanied by her mother and daughter Palak and alleged that Abhinav had hit Palak in a fit of rage
He used filthy language with her and showed her obscene photos of models on mobile phone on several occasions since October 2017, a second official said.
The accused used to beat up, abuse and threaten her and her mother of dire consequences, he said.
According to a police spokesperson, “The victim and her mother went to the police station and lodged a complaint against the accused, following which police arrested him (on late Sunday night).”
An offence was registered against Kohli under IPC sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation), he said.
Abhinav on Monday produced before a local court, which sent him in police custody till Tuesday, the official said. Further investigation in this case was on, he said.
Just last year, it was reported that Shweta Tiwari and Abhinav Kohli had hit a rough patch in their marriage. There were reports that the couple was having a lot of opinion clashes about Abhinav’s career and Shweta’s success.
At that time, Shweta had denied all the reports. She had told Times of India, "I will tell you what really happened. Abhinav’s father passed away the same year I got pregnant. Abhinav’s parents stayed in Bengaluru, so he had to stay there for some time before he could get his mother here. His father was a retired air force officer and his mother owned a publishing company. Abhinav required some time before he could wrap up everything and be in Mumbai with us. He stayed there for almost a year."
The couple tied the knot in 2013 and welcomed a baby boy Reyansh in 2016. Before Abhinav, Shweta was married to Raja Choudhary, however, she parted ways with him after becoming a victim of domestic violence. The estranged couple has a daughter Palak who stays with Shweta.
(With inputs from PTI)