The Bigg Boss season 9 contestant and Bollywood actor-producer Armaan Kohli were booked by Mumbai's Santacruz police on Sunday night over allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and live-in partner Neeru Randhawa. According to police, the 46-year-old has been accused by his live-in partner, a model, of beating her up after an argument broke out between the two.
“We have registered a case after the woman gave us a statement on Sunday night. There was an argument between the two over some monetary issue after which the complainant claims the actor assaulted her,” said an officer.
On Sunday night Police received an EPR call from a hospital, later when they reached hospital they saw wounded Neeru receiving treatment for her injuries. “She had also received head injuries for which she had gone to the hospital. We recorded her statement after which it was clear that Kohli had allegedly assaulted her post an argument,” said another officer.
According to Neeru, they (Kohli-Neeru) were discussing money and the very moment Kohli lost his temper and started beating her. As soon as the case was registered, the team was formed to investigate the matter and the woman's statement was recorded.
“We went to the residence where the complainant was allegedly beaten but Kohli was not present there. We are looking for him for further interrogation. His statement will be recorded and past records will be checked. No arrest has been made yet,” added the officer.
“Our team could not find Kohli at the residence. He is absconding and a team is searching for him,” said Shantanu Pawar, a senior police officer from Santacruz police station.
A case under section 326 (punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered.