MUMBAI: Legendary actor Om Puri has apparently gone absconding after his wife Nandita has allegedly filed a complaint against him last Thursday for inflicting domestic violence on her.
According to the Versova police, Nandita has stated in her statement that Om Puri threatened her with a stick and beat her too. Harishchandra Parmale, senior police inspector of Versova police station said, “We have registered the complaint and booked the actor for voluntarily causing hurt by a dangerous weapon or means under Section 324, criminal intimidation under Section 506, and word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman under Section 509 of the IPC.”
Nandita has said that the problems in their marriage started when Om Puri’s first wife Seema re-entered their life in 2008. Om Puri was married to Seema for three years starting from 1990.
The hatred further intensified when Nandita wrote a biography of Om Puri titled Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri wherein she revealed details like Om Puri’s affair with his maid.
The police had gone to Om Puri’s home to arrest him on Friday, but the actor was not at home. “Om Puri is absconding at present. We will arrest him as soon as we trace him,” the senior police inspector added.