March 06, 2019:
On Wednesday, Manish Mandhana, garment manufacturer and CEO of Being Human Clothing and The Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd, has been accused of physical assault by model-actor Andria D’Souza.
According to a report in Mid-day, Andria filed an FIR at Gamdevi Police Station on 4 March. The survivor has alleged that the attack, which took place in Nov 2017, has led to “sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear”.
Mandhana has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.
Andria, who was last seen in Kamasutra 3D, was reportedly in a relationship with Manish since 2015 till 2017, when she learnt that he lied to her about his separation from his wife.
“We were in a happy space until mid-2017 when I learnt that he had said similar things to another woman and later dumped her. When I confronted him, he denied it,” she told Mid-day.
But in Nov 2017, when she threatened to tell his wife about his indiscretions, he turned violent. Andria says she only went to the doctor after four days after the incident and soon went under depression.
“It was only 6 months later that my cousin took me to Jaslok Hospital (for treatment). There, I was told that the nerve in my right ear was damaged,” she said.
Andria described another incident where Manish tried to sexually assault her friend in Aug 2017 when she had shot her portfolio in her house.
“My friend confided that he had tried to feel her up. When I confronted him, he beat me. I had to skip the Bigg Boss (11) audition that day because my face was swollen from the incident,” she said.
Police inspector Rakesh Jadhav of Gamdevi police station told Mid-day that the statement of the survivor has been recorded and necessary action will be taken.