Sandalwood actor Duniya Vijay is under the police scanner once again. On Monday night, Vijay’s daughter, 19-year-old Monica filed a complaint with the Girinagar police, alleging that her father and his friends assaulted her when she had gone to Vijay’s home around 10.30 pm on Monday to collect her clothes, driver’s license and other documents.
Monica, who is Vijay’s daughter with his first wife Nagaratna, had stopped living with her father after he allegedly asked her to falsely testify on his behalf in a case.
In her complaint, Monica said that her father Vijay and his friends Kirti Gowda, Hemant, Vinod and Vijay’s driver Mohammed, verbally abused her when she walked into the house. “He (Vijay) used derogatory and anti-women words. Monica has said that Vijay kicked her multiple times after abusing her verbally. She also says that Vijay and his friends beat her up with several items which were present around them,” said Sub-Inspector Kotresh, the investigating officer in the case.
Monica said that Vijay pushed her against the wall and banged her head to the wall multiple times. “She also stated that he punched her multiple times. She has a broken arm and pain in her face and head. We have not yet taken Vijay’s statement and the case is under investigation still,” Kotresh said.
Monica was admitted to Meenakshi Hospital, where she underwent treatment on Monday night. An FIR has been registered against Duniya Vijay and his friends under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 324 (assault with deadly weapon), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC.
Speaking to the media, Duniya Vijay said that his daughter was making false allegations against him. Vijay alleged that Monica wanted to break into his house.
“She was taking a stone and trying to break the lock of the house. No one assaulted her or hit her. Which doctor said that she was injured, tell me, I will file a case against that doctor. All this is being done just to create a scene and add more drama. All the information is with the Girinagar Police. I was at home when she arrived and I have not spoken with her at all. I don’t know why she is doing all this. Nagaratna (Vijay’s first wife) and she (Monica) are conspiring against me,” Duniya Vijay added.
Monica’s mother, Nagaratna vehemently opposed Vijay’s words and said that Monica’s hands and legs were held and then she was beaten up. “She heard that her father (Vijay) was not in town and that’s why she wanted to get her things when he was not around. She did not want to live with him because he had been asking her to falsely testify on his behalf in some case against him. When she went there, they abused her. Some of them held her down and she was beaten,” Nagaratna said.
Duniya Vijay was in the news in September, after he was arrested by the police in Bengaluru for allegedly assaulting gym trainer, Pani Puri Kitty, aka Krishna Murthy. The High Grounds Police had booked the actor under IPC sections 365 (kidnapping), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement), 325 (punishment for causing grievous hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).
The actor was remanded to judicial custody and obtained bail on October 1. The 70th Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court granted set the bail amount at Rs 1 lakh. Vijay and his aides were also ordered to appear before the investigating officer regularly and cooperate with the investigation.
Vijay was also booked for criminal negligence after two actors died on the set of Maasti Gudi while shooting in November 2016. Vijay was out on bail after being arrested in relation to the Maasti Gudi case when he was arrested for assaulting Pani Puri Kitty.