TV actor Piyush arrested for rape; sister Meher Vij of Secret Superstar fame clueless

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 26, 2017, 2:25 pm IST
Updated Nov 26, 2017, 5:27 pm IST
He was arrested under IPC section 376 by the Versova Police Station in Mumbai after a 23-year-old woman's complaint.
Piyush Sahdev had been more popular than sister Meher Vij before 'Secret Superstar.'
 Piyush Sahdev had been more popular than sister Meher Vij before 'Secret Superstar.'

Mumbai: Popular TV actor Piyush Sahdev was arrested under IPC section 376 by the Versova Police Station in Mumbai after a 23-year-old fashion designer filed a complaint accusing him of rape.

Senior Inspector Kiran Kale of the police station confirmed the news to the Times of India, "Yes, he has been arrested on 22nd of November under the charges of rape. He will stay in remand till 27th of November till the court's hearing. He was arrested in the evening from his house."

 

The complaint was registered on 20 November, after which Piyush was produced before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Piyush’s sister Meher Vij, who's riding high on the success of ‘Secret Superstar’, however, was not aware about the development till reports started making rounds.

She told the daily, "I have got to know this from you. When did this happen. I don't know anything at all."

Later, she continued, “You know I haven't been able to get in touch with my father so I too do not know anything about this news. Actually, Piyush and I haven't been in touch at all ever since he got married. His wife had some issues so I chose to back off. Whatever contact we have had, has been only through our father ever since then."

Another TV actor Parth Samthaan was accused of sexual harassment in March earlier this year.

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