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Popular Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja was arrested here late Sunday for allegedly raping his maid. The 19-year-old maid lodged a complaint with the Oshiwara police station in Andheri (West) Sunday evening, and police summoned Ahuja for questioning.
The actor was arrested and investigations were on, adding that he would be produced before a court in Andheri Monday morning. A Mumbai court on Monday sent Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja to police custody till June 18 on charges of raping, detaining and threatening his 19-year-old domestic help. Arrested Sunday night after the victim lodged a complaint against Shiney, both Shiney and the victim have undergone medical tests in government hospital. Preliminary medical reports on the victim have proved positive. The victim had been working with him for the past one year. She has accused him of repeatedly raping her. Police claim that after interrogation, Shiney said he had "a physical relationship" with the victim. He has said he could have committed the crime in a drunken state.
BY ALISON SCHUTZ
From checking into the Ritz,
To waking up behind bars.
A Pennsylvania man faces sodomy and child molestation charges after drunkenly stumbling into the wrong hotel room. The disturbing story out of St. Louis has media pointing fingers. Here are the details according to the STL outlets.
“Police say 42 year old Daniel T. Hughes of Pennsylvania was staying with a registered guest at the Ritz...”
“...he returned to the Ritz drunk and saying his room key wasn’t working. Without verifying the correct room number a desk clerk issued Hughes a new key to the room he said he was in. However the suite Hughes thought was his was actually that of a St. Louis family.” (KSDK)
REPORTER: “Police say Hughes broke the chain on the door, molested the 9-year-old believing he was with a friend of his co-workers and as he told police he thought it would be okay and of course, it was not.”
ANCHOR: “Laurie in almost 50 years in this business I’ve never seen a case like this.”
REPORTER: “It is very bizarre Larry.”
Hughes, who has no criminal background, was chased out of the room by the 9-year-old girl’s father and was arrested in the hotel lobby...in his underwear. While the St. Louis outlets focused on the hard news, an Examiner writer poses some important questions about the ordeal.
“In a statement, the suspect stated that he climbed into [bed with] his roommate's female friend and thought that it would be OK, but is this a justification to say that it would have been 'OK' to sexually assault the female friend?”
Also: “Who should be accountable? The Hotel Clerk? The Hotel? The Suspect? The Parents? for leaving the Children unaccompanied by an adult in the room?”
Philly’s WTFX points to the careless hotel clerk over the drunken Daniel Hughes.
REPORTER: “Jeff from what we're hearing Hughes was completely out of it at the Ritz which is one security expert brought up with me makes you wonder why he wasn't he is escorted to his room if he was in such a drunken state.”
ANCHOR: “Also, Katie, if he's drunk and he asks for a key, it's obviously a bad decision to give him the key but if he's drunk and he asks for it, why was the key handed to this man?”
REPORTER: “No ID was checked. It was just an exchange that boggles your mind...”
Some reasoning for the confusion - Hughes’ hotel room number the night before was the same as the St. Louis family’s, however, that room was at the Sheraton. A St. Louis’ River Front Times writer suggests figuring out who to blame isn’t what’s important.
“Interestingly, the whole crime appears to have been triggered by a series of accidents...Still, we imagine that's cold comfort to a nine-year-old girl who went to bed a hotel guest -- and woke up a crime victim.”
STLToday reports Hughes been has suspended from his job at Enterprise, must complete an alcoholism treatment program, and must return to St. Louis in June for court. And as for hotel, the Ritz Carlton is investigating the incident and the clerk has resigned.
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