Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal allegedly booked for sexual assault

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Actor Madhur Mittal, best remembered for playing the role of Salim Malik in the Academy-Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), has been reportedly booked by the Khar Police for allegedly injuring and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend. Reportedly, the incident took place on February 13. 

Reportedly, the incident took place when Madhur allegedly barged into the complainant's house and sexually assaulted her. As per a publication's report, no arrest has been made and a probe is underway. According to the complainant's lawyer, Niranjani Shetty, Madhur met the victim in December last year and within two weeks, he allegedly forced himself on her under the influence of alcohol.

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Reportedly, the complainant broke all ties with Madhur two days before the assault. The lawyer told the publication that Madhur didn't give his former girlfriend a chance to talk and "strangled her neck more than 15 times, slapped her multiple times, pulled her hair, yanked her ears and punched her under the right eye, physically lifted her and assaulted her." "It was a sexual attack. She has sustained bruises and injuries all over her face, neck, chest, ribs, hands, back and ears and eyes," the lawyer claimed. 

According to the report, Madhur once again showed up at his former girlfriend's building on February 15, but was stopped by Niranjani who threatened him with legal consequences. A senior police officer told the publication that First Information Report has been registered against the actor and he has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code for molestation, sexual harassment and sexual assault. 

Madhur is yet to respond to the allegations. He is currently shooting for a web show in Jaipur. 

(Source: Free Press Journal)

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