Say he had been harassing his stepdaughter since 2017.
Mumbai: A day after the arrest of Abhinav Kohli, the husband of a television actress, the police said that he had been harassing his stepdaughter since 2017 using abusive language and allegedly assaulting the underage girl on some occasions.
The officials have sought Kohli’s custody and he is being questioned in connection with the allegations against him. The police have also seized the accused’s phone for conducting forensic analysis to retrieve data from it.
“The accused made objectionable comments and shared objectionable pictures with the victim since past two years and was harassing the actor and her daughter. We are looking into the case further,” said Pranay Ashok, Mumbai police spokesperson.
The officials said that the complaint was triggered after the accused again attacked his stepdaughter allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The accused had been targeting her allegedly over his relationship issues with the actress. The teenager is daughter from the actress’ first husband Raja Chaudhary.
On Sunday, the actor informed her mother about the latest bout of anger, following which the three approached the Samata Nagar police station and lodged a complaint against Kohli.
Preliminary probe revealed that Kohli had been harassing the girl and targeting her in the presence and absence of the actress. The bouts of anger led to hurling of abuses and assault, which is now being probed.
The police said that the actor allegedly had assaulted the underage stepdaughter in the past as per the complaint. The police recorded detailed statement of the actress and her mother following which a team of Samata Nagar police tracked down Kohli and arrested him.
The Samata Nagar police registered a case against Kohli under sections 354-A (sexual harassment), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) 504 (intentional insult) 506 (criminal intimidation), 509 (outraging modesty) along with relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.