Medical report confirms rape of maid by Shiney: Police
Mumbai, Jun 16: Spelling serious trouble for Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, accused of raping his maidservant, a medical report of the victim has confirmed the crime, a top police official said on Tuesday.
"The findings of the medical report confirm the statements in the victim's first information report (FIR)," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone VI) Niket Kaushik said on Tuesday afternoon.
In another disclosure, Kaushik said that a physical examination of the victim indicated she could be aged between 17-18 years, making her a minor as per Indian laws.
"In order to determine her correct age, we are now planning to send her for appropriate dental and bone examination. So I cannot comment anything on this aspect immediately," Kaushik said.
The victim used to commute by local train from Vasai suburb in neighbouring Thane district to Shiney's home daily for doing cooking and other chores along with two other part-time servants.
On Sunday, she lodged a complaint against Shiney, accusing him of raping her, threatening to kill and illegally confining her, leading to the actor's arrest.
Shiney was on Monday remanded to police custody till June 18.
Mumbai, Jun 16: A medical examination of the domestic help who has accused actor Shiney Ahuja of rape has revealed that she may have been forced into having vaginal intercourse. An X-ray test also revealed that she could be only 17 to 18 years of age.
After the maid lodged her complaint with the Oshiwara police on Sunday, the police sent both Ahuja and the victim for medical examinations at the Nagpada Police Hospital late on Sunday night.
Medical experts revealed that there are injuries to the girl’s private parts, which indicate that she may have been forced into having intercourse. A doctor said there was a tear in her hymen, indicating fresh intercourse. Doctors said there are no other injury marks on the girl’s body. She is likely to be given a urine test at a later stage to check if she is pregnant.
In another major development, an X-ray test that measures bone ossification has revealed that the girl could be just 17 to 18 years of age. If she is below 18, that would make her a minor. However, a statutory rape charge — when even consensual sex is rape — can only be slapped if the victim is younger than 16.
Police surgeon, Dr S M Patil, of Nagpada Police Hospital, said that these medical findings are very important and could prove to be crucial evidence. Meanwhile, swabs and a smear from the girl’s private parts have been sent for chemical analysis to the State Forensic Science Laboratory, Kalina, sources said.
The girl’s blood samples have also been sent to the lab as authorities want to determine if she was focibly made to consume any drugs or alcohol.
A medical exam on Ahuja did not reveal any injuries on his body, an official said. A glans wash and blood samples have been sent to the forensic laboratory for chemical analysis, sources said. Police want to determine if Ahuja was inebriated at the time of the alleged incident.