‘Shiney has been crying for two days’

June 17th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, who is in police custody on the charge of raping his teenaged housemaid, looks haggard since he has been crying for the past two days and hasn’t slept much, a police official here said Wednesday.
Lodged in a small cell inside the lock-up of Andheri police station, Shiney has virtually collapsed under the strain of the charges against him.

“Since the past two days, he has been crying and weeping. He looks weary and tired, and is not getting proper sleep,” said the official, who did not wish to be named.

The investigators have also found that a non-cognisable offence of sexual harassment was registered against Shiney some time ago. However, there was no confirmation whether his flat in the upmarket Versova area has been raided or sealed.

On Wednesday, DNA samples taken by forensic experts from clothes and other personal belongings of the actor and the victim were sent for tests.

Medical tests conducted earlier had confirmed that the teenage girl had been raped.

“The findings of the medical report confirm the statements in the victim’s first information report (FIR),” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VI) Niket Kaushik told IANS Tuesday.

In another alarming disclosure, Kaushik said that as per general physical examination, the victim could be aged between 17-18 years making her a minor as per Indian laws.

“In order to determine her correct age, we are now planning to send her for appropriate dental and bone examinations, so I cannot comment anything on this aspect immediately,” Kaushik said.

The victim, a resident of Vasai suburb in neighbouring Thane district, used to commute by local train to Shiney’s home daily for doing household chores along with two other part-time servants.

Last Sunday, she lodged a complaint against Shiney, accusing him of rape, threats to kill and illegally confining her, leading to the actor’s arrest.

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