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Mumbai ad filmmaker booked after estranged wife alleges domestic violence

Mumbai city news: Ad Filmmaker Shwetabh Chandra Varma refuted domestic violence allegations levelled by his estranged wife.

mumbai Updated: Jul 10, 2017 10:11 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Jayprakash S Naidu
Hindustan Times
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Varma’s wife Priti Bangera, 26, an actress, filed a complaint with Versova police station on Saturday.(For Representation)

The Versova police have booked ad filmmaker Shwetabh Chandra Varma, 42, in connection with a domestic violence case filed by his estranged wife. The police said they would soon summon Varma for questioning.

According to the Versova police, Varma’s wife Priti Bangera, 26, an actress, approached them on Saturday. Bangera and Varma married four years ago. The couple does not any children, the police said. The police have filed a first information report under section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code.

Varma refuted domestic violence allegations and told HT, “We have been staying under the same roof for almost three years. She has filed for divorce a year ago. We continue to live in our respected space in harmony. How can a domestic violence case be registered against me now? Does that make sense? I respect the honourable court and the truth shall prevail.”

Senior inspector Kiran Kale of Versova police station said, “She has alleged that Varma physically and mentally tortured her. A sub-inspector is investigating the case.”

The police said that Bangera had to go through a medical test to ascertain if she was physically abused. Kale refused to divulge details about allegations .


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First Published: Jul 10, 2017 10:10 IST