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Doctor husband of actress arrested for torturing her

Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha, known for her performance in films like 'Rajnigandha' and 'Chhoti Si Baat', recently filed a complaint against her husband alleging mental and physical torture, police said.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2009 19:56 IST

Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha, known for her performance in films like 'Rajnigandha' and 'Chhoti Si Baat', recently filed a complaint against her husband alleging mental and physical torture, police said on Saturday.

The actress' husband, 70-year-old Netaji Salunkhe, was arrested on Wednesday night and later granted bail by a court after Sinha filed a complaint at the Versova police station. "They have been married for some time now and Salunkhe keeps travelling between Australia and Mumbai," a senior police official from Versova police station told PTI. The 61-year-old actress met the doctor, who is based in Australia, on the internet after the death of her husband Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1996 and after a courtship they were married, he said.

Salunkhe, who was a widower, had been living with the actress at her suburban Versova residence after their marriage but their relations soured over the last few months, the official said.

"Sinha registered a complaint on Wednesday saying that her husband was mentally and physically torturing her following which he was arrested," he said.