Since few days, Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with his family has been grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons. After the divorce dispute with his wife Aaliya, reports of Nawaz’s niece (name not revealed) lodging a complaint against the actor’s brother surfaced. The girl (now married) accused Nawaz’s brother of sexual harassment. She was just 9 years old when she experienced this. In an interview with Bollywood Life, she has opened up more about Nawaz and his family.
The victim told the portal, “The thing is Minaz gets complete support in the house (Nawaz’s family home). He neither works nor earns anything, yet nobody stops him from doing as he pleases, and the maximum support he gets is from Nawaz bade papa. Everyone knew in that house what was happening with me (the sexual harassment), I had told everybody everything, but nobody said a word.”
Recalling her ordeal, she said, “One time, when I had gone to Delhi in September 2017 for a family function, things had gone so far that Minaz had come to my room while I was resting at night, playing some game on my phone. My dadi had gone downstairs to meet someone. Minaz had come and started touching me inappropriately, again. I screamed, but he held my mouth and continued touching me. He tried forcing himself on me, but I kept resisting.”
She further said, “I shouted again, so he removed his belt and began whacking me ferociously on my chest and back for at least 5 whole minutes. He even started pulling my hair and hitting me. My condition was so bad that I took a pic of myself and sent it to the man whom I’m married to now (they weren’t married then) and told him to come and take me away or I might commit suicide. He arrived the next day and took me away. I couldn’t file an FIR then as I had no identity back then and they’d have quashed it. We then eloped and had a court marriage as I was already 18+.”
The victim said that not only Minaz but everyone in his family was responsible for what happened to her.