‘Bigg Boss 7’ candidate Armaan Kohli has been arrested for alleged physical abuse on fellow housemate Sofia Hayat.
The 41-year old was arrested by the Lonavla Police, following a complaint by Hayat, which was registered last week. She complained that he manhandled her by hitting a mop on her face, which she was using to wipe the windscreen of a car during a task on the Colors show.
Kohli has been booked under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to outrage the modesty of a woman) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 354 a (sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code. He will be produced in Wadgaon Maval court near Lonavala.
The footage was not broadcast on the channel, however it was collected by the police and examined resulting in the arrest.
“A 6 feet two inches man hit me on my face with a stick. I thought he will be evicted but he was not. He is a very violent and aggressive person. He should not be given a second chance to hit any other woman. I don’t want to teach him a lesson. I just want to do what is right,” she had said in a statement.
“I want Armaan to go to jail for at least a month. He should be punished. The world needs to know that India will not tolerate this behaviour, India stands behind its women,” she said.