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Niece of Nawazuddin Siddiqui accuses his brother of sexual harassment

Earlier in May, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife had sent a legal notice to the actor, demanding divorce and maintenance over 'serious problems

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is making news headlines for all the wrong reasons since the time his wife filed for a divorce, alleging that the actor’s family had tortured her. Nawazuddin’s niece has now alleged that she was sexually harassed by his brother. In a recent interview, she related how Nawaz reacted to the ordeal of harassment.

Sources said the niece has claimed that she has suffered since childhood and received no support from the actor.

The niece said, “I have filed a complaint about sexual harassment by my uncle when I was nine years old. My parents were divorced when I was two years old, so I had a stepmother. I was tortured a lot. As a child, I didn’t understand thinking it was my uncle, but when I grew up I realized it was a different kind of touch. There was violence too.”

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She added, “Even after my marriage, my father and Nawaz bade papa was also involved, filed false cases to harass my in-laws. If they would have been strict then this would not have happened. They never believed me. Even now every six months my father files some cases and I am sure he will do something after my complaint too. But I have got a lot of support from my husband for this. I have the proof of all the physical violence, which I had sent to my husband.”

How Nawaz reacted when his niece complained

The niece claimed that she hoped for support from Nawazuddin when she told him but he ignored the issue saying that it cannot happen. She said, “Nawaz bade papa once asked me what I want to do in life, I told him all that was happening with me and that I felt mentally disturbed. But he said there is nothing like that.”

“I thought that at least bade papa (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) would understand, he lives in a different society and would have a different mentality. But he was like ‘chāchā hai, aisā kabhi nahin’ kar sakte,” the niece lamented.

Earlier in May, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya had sent a legal notice to the actor, demanding divorce and maintenance over ‘serious problems’ between the two in their married life. It is not the first time that Aaliya (née Anjana Kishor Pandey) had revealed problems in her 10-year long marriage with Nawazuddin. On previous occasions, Aaliya aka Anjana had pointed out problems mainly due to Nawazuddin and his brother. She had also alleged that Nawaz’s brother Shamas had raised his hands on her.

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Meanwhile, Nawazuddin’s brother Shams Siddiqui had said that he was not aware of the divorce or the legal notice. In an interview, Shams said that he didn’t know anything about the divorce and came across it through news channels. He denied commenting on Aaliya’s physical assault allegations as it is a legal matter.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s niece stays in Delhi with her husband.

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