Shiney Ahuja remanded over maid rape claim

June 16th, 2009 - 3:16 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

Shiney Ahuja Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja has been remanded in custody and formerly refused bail for the alleged rape of his 18-year-old domestic worker.

The 35-year-old actor allegedly raped his employee at his flat at the Tarapore Complex in suburban Oshiwara on Sunday when she was alone.

Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said, “[medical] tests have indicated that the victim was sexually assaulted, although the final report is still awaited”.

Wearing a yellow T-shirt and blue jeans, the actor did not utter a word in the court and avoided eye contact with those present.

Ahuja was arrested early this morning and produced before a local court which, after hearing arguments from the public prosecutor and a defence lawyer, ordered he be held in custody until June 18.

Outside the court Ahuja’s wife, Anupama, said he was innocent and she stands by him.

“I love my husband. He is a wonderful father, a great partner and most importantly, he is an innocent man…I stand by him with all my soul, with all my heart, with all my love”.

She denied reports that Ahuja has confessed to raping his maid. “It is a lie. It is utter rubbish.”

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