TV actor held for ‘rape’ of former live-in girlfriend


MUMBAI: Versova police arrested a television actor on Wednesday for allegedly violating a 23-year-old fashion designer with whom he was in an internal relationship for the past two months.

The actor, Piyush Sahdev (35), has been accused of “committing” the offense after gaining the confidence of the woman by promising to help her model her career as a model and actress.

Sahdev was presented to the court of Andheri metropolitan magistrates on Wednesday.
He was arrested after the woman filed a complaint on November 20. The police chief inspector of Versova Kiran Kale confirmed his arrest and said he will be in police custody until 27 November. “Sahdev has been covered under Section 376 (1) rape,” said Kale.

Sahdev was arrested after the woman complained that the actor had a relationship with her after promising that she would teach her acting skills and prepare her for the modeling task.

In her complaint, she said, “Sahdev approached me during a fashion show that took place a few months ago, he befriended me and promised to marry me after promising to teach me to act and also help me to model. we both stayed together for two months. ”

Police said Sahdev broke up with the woman and stopped answering her calls when she allegedly confronted him with pictures of women she found on her phone. “I also learned that Sahdev had started a divorce against his wife,” he said in his lawsuit.
Sahdev has acted on television shows such as Devon Ke Dev … Mahadev, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and Beyhadh.