Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece had recently filed a sexual harassment complaint against his brother at the Jamia police station in Delhi. According to a report in Hindustan Times, when asked about the case, the actor responded with, “Thank you for your concern, but on this, no comment.”
His niece had alleged that she was sexually abused when she was nine years old. “I was sexually harassed by my uncle when I was nine and I have filed a complaint against him. My parents separated when I was two years old, and I had a stepmother look after me. As a child, I couldn’t understand what he was doing to me. Later when I realised I decided to take an action. There was violence involved too”, she said.
She added that she received a call from Nawazuddin for the first time in five years after she filed the FIR.
“Nawaz bade papa called on Tuesday night and said ‘you’re like my daughter, you know how much I love you. Unhone yeh bhi bola ki unko yeh sab pata nahi tha’ and that he’s there for any help I need. He has never spoken to me in all these years,” she revealed in an interview with the publication.
Recounting the incident, she had earlier said, “When I told Nawaz about what was happening and about my mental agony, he refused to believe it. He said that my uncle can never do something like this. I thought Nawaz belongs to a different society and will understand but nothing like that happened”.
She also alleges that the family is now threatening her to withdraw the complaint.
Revealing that she got the courage to speak up from her ‘badi mummy Aaliya’, she added that it was when Aaliya Siddiqui filed for a divorce from Nawazuddin, she decided to come out.
Some time back, Nawazuddin’s wife Aaliya had sent a legal notice asking for divorce. Saying that she was ‘shocked’ hearing about what happened with the actor’s niece, she said, “That family is filled with people who believe in causing harm to women. I’ve faced immense torture in their hands. I just hope truth comes out and we get justice.”
(Inputs: Times of India)
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