Cousin of former Bollywood star Jeetendra files case of sexual abuse against him
An old allegation of sexual abuse has come back to haunt former Bollywood superstar Jeetendra.
Jeetendra has been accused of sexually assaulting his cousin almost 50 years back. The Shimla Police has filed a case against the 75-year-old actor.
Jeetendra’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee has called the allegations of sexual assault, baseless. The lawyer has said that if the complaint were genuine, the case would have been filed within a few years of the incident. He claims this is just a means to damage Jeetendra’s name in the film industry.
The victim has alleged that Jeetendra molested her inside a hotel room in Shimla. He was 28 years old at the time. The alleged victim was 18 years old.
She has said that Jeetendra and his colleagues arrived in a car at her house in New Delhi. They took her to a hotel room in Shimla. Jeetendra, who was drunk, sexually abused her. The complaint does not mention the name of the hotel.
A case has been registered against Jeetendra. He could spend two years in jail, if found guilty.