DNA confirms Shiney had sex with maid

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2009 05:31 hrs

The DNA test reports of rape-accused Shiney Ahuja have confirmed that the Bollywood actor had physical relationships with his teenaged maid who had alleged that the film star had raped her, a police official said on Monday.

"We have received the test reports and they confirm the allegations made by the victim in the police complaint against the accused," Amitabh Gupta, Additional Police Commissioner of Mumbai (North Region) said. However, Gupta declined to comment further in the matter.

Independent sources said that the DNA samples of the accused matched the samples taken from the 18-year-old victim, who had also suffered scratch marks on her body.

Investigators had also taken samples of other articles from Shiney's residence in the posh Versova area of Andheri west for evidence, including semen stains detected there.

The development comes a week after Shiney's blood sample reports had nailed his claim that he was drunk when he was accused of raping his domestic help.

The blood sample report clearly mentioned that he was not drunk and was in his full senses at the time of the incident that day.

Shortly after his arrest, Shiney's wife Anupam had rushed to his defence and declared that he neither smoked nor consumed alcohol. The two latest reports could seriously blunt the actor's self-defence.

On June 14, Shiney's domestic help had lodged a police complaint alleging rape by the actor.

After his arrest, he was shunted to police custody and is presently in judicial custody till July 2 (Thursday).

If the charges against him are proved in court, Shiney faces a minimum seven-year jail sentence.

A team of the National Commission of Women (NCW) rushed to Mumbai and met all the concerned parties, including the victim and her family members.

Following the NCW visit, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan had announced that the Shiney rape case would be transferred to a fast track court soon.

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