MUMBAI: Indian television actor Shweta Tiwari has lodged a complaint against her husband and television actor Abhinav Kohli, accusing him of physically assaulting her daughter Palak.
Shweta Tiwari who accompanied by her mother and daughter filed an FIR against Kohli at Samta Nagar Police Station claimed that Kohli had brutally harassed her daughter both mentally and physically.
Acting on her complaint, the Police arrested Kohli on Sunday.
A Police spokesperson said, Kohli has been charged 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).
Police presented Kohli before a local court that allowed police to keep him at custody till Tuesday for further investigation.
However, Shweta hasn’t responded on further follow-ups of the story to media, but her daughter Palak has posted a lengthy note on Instagram regarding this.
Taking to Instagram Palak thanked each and everyone who stood by her side and extended support towards her family.
She later said that her stepfather Abhinav has made “inappropriate and disturbing remarks” and the impact of which was only known to her and her mother.
She further said, the media did not know the actual facts and they will never going to know about it. She said, it was she who faced domestic abuse on multiple occasions not her mother, except for the day she filed a complaint against Kohli.
Criticising media for spreading misinformation which might cause damage to the image of her mother, Palak said, neither media nor anyone else knew what had happened behind closed doors and how much fortitude her mother has shown in both her marriages.
She urged that before writing anything on someone else family affairs one should have to collect the authentic information unless they have no right to comment on it.
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Firstly, i would like to thank everyone who’s reached out to express their concern and support. Secondly, i would like to address and clarify a few things out of my own rectitude: The media does not have the facts and they never will. I, Palak Tiwari, was on multiple occasions a victim of domestic abuse NOT my mother, except for the day that the complaint was filed he hadn’t hit my mother. As a reader of the news its often easy to forget that you do not know the truth of what goes on behind closed doors or how much fortitude my mother has shown in both her marriages. This is someone’s household you’re writing about, someone’s life you’re discussing. Many of you fortunately haven’t even dealt with something of such heinous proportions, and hence you have no right to comment, discuss or paint someone else’s image through your biased, misinformed views. It’s beyond disgusting and its time that i stand up for my mother for she is the strongest person i know and since out of all of us I’m the only person who’s witnessed her struggle day in and day out, my opinion is the only one that matters. Abhinav Kohli has never physically molested me, or touched me inappropriately. Before spreading something of this caliber or even believing it, its imperative you as readers know the veracity of the facts that you’re blindly divulging endlessly. However, he did persistently make inappropriate and disturbing remarks the impact of which is only known to my mother and I, and if any woman from any walk of life were to hear them she would be greatly embarrassed and provoked too. Words which would question the standing dignity of any woman, which you wouldn’t expect to hear from any man, especially not your “father”. Seeing our lives through social media, reading about us in the papers can only tell you so much about our struggles, but never enough to comment on them. Today as a proud daughter, I’m here to tell you that my mother is the most respectable individual that I’ve ever come across, the MOST self sufficient, one who’s never required or even had a man provide for her and has always taken the social standing of a “man” in both the families that we’ve been a part of.
Shweta Tiwari first married television actor Raja Chaudhary and Palak is their daughter but later they got separated. In 2013 Shweta again married actor Abhinav Kohli and they have a three year old boy Reyansh.