The Oshiwara police arrested a cook of Television actor Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali after the domestic help allegedly threatened to kill her, the police said.
According to the police, On June 29, Mahhi Vij had filed a complaint with the police alleging, her cook who has been identified as Santosh Yadav, 40, a resident of Nehru Nagar, Juhu threatened her following a salary dispute.
A police official said, “The actor had contacted the police via Twitter, later after an official FIR was lodged at the Oshiwara police station, the accused was booked under sections 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC on Thursday evening. The police arrested him on the same day and On June 30, he was produced before Andheri metropolitan court.
When contacted, Mumbai Police spokesperson, DCP Sanjay Latkar confirmed to mid-day.com about the arrest in the matter.
The Balika Vadhu star on Thursday reportedly took to Twitter to post a series of tweets recounting her experience but later deleted the tweets. She had alleged via her tweets that a cook she and Jay hired just days ago was allegedly stealing from them. In another tweet, “She alleged that he threatened to stab her with a khanjar (dagger).”
Mahhi also wrote in one of her tweets, “Video is with me of him harassing me.” She also wrote that she was scared for her and her daughter’s life.
In an another tweet she said, the cook was caught by Jay and the police and leaving him on bail was risky for her family.
Mahhi Vij and Jay had got married in the year 2011. They welcomed their daughter Tara in 2019.