Actor-turned-MP and Biju Janata Dal deputy chief whip in Lok Sabha Anubhav Mohanty has landed in soup after his spouse Varsha Priyadarshini, a former actor in Odia movies, accused him of bodily and psychological torture.
In her petition filed earlier than the court docket of Sub Divisional Judicial Justice of the Peace of Cuttack, beneath part 12 of the Safety of Girls from Home Violence Act, Priyadarshini alleged that her MP husband used to hit her after getting drunk. Accusing the MP of being a drunkard and her members of the family of humiliating her, she levelled allegations of being handled like “an insect”.
Mohanty and Priyadarshini, each main actors of Odia movie trade obtained married in 2014. The duo had acted in a number of Odia motion pictures collectively. Mohanty is taken into account near chief minister Naveen Patnaik as he defeated the CM’s bete noire Baijayant Panda from Kendrapara in 2019 Lok Sabha election.
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“He’s a drunkard and womaniser. Even he was forgetting his regular life on the time of his drinks and used vulgar language. After the final common election of 2019, the torture by Mohanty and his members of the family elevated daily which was past tolerance,” she alleged.
Priyadarshini additional alleged that for 2 months in the course of the lockdown interval, she was left alone at her in-law’s home in Cuttack and the MP didn’t take her to Delhi regardless of her pleading. “After getting back from Delhi, my husband grew to become violent and shouted at me. On June 7, my husband and his father rebuked me in filthy language for almost two hours. On June 11, my husband requested me to agree for mutual divorce and threatened me with dire penalties if I didn’t agree,” Priyadarshini alleged in her petition.
Within the petition, she has demanded Rs 15 crore compensation from Mohanty for the lack of her earnings as an actor in addition to medical bills and month-to-month alimony of Rs 70,000 in direction of home hire and upkeep.
Reacting to the allegations, Mohanty mentioned he by no means supposed to make his private life public. “My marriage has been in unhealthy form since lengthy. I’ve tried my degree finest to purpose, to clarify, to grasp, and to make amends. Sadly, issues didn’t form up as anticipated. the wedding is irretrievably damaged,” he mentioned including that he filed a divorce petition at Patiala Home Courtroom in Delhi in July this 12 months on grounds of cruelty, harassment, tyranny refusal of his spouse to consummate the wedding.
In his petition, Mohanty accused his spouse of humiliating and disregarding him and his household on a number of events. “She hardly stayed at her matrimonial home and used to create pretend conditions to instigate a combat. Although we had been married from 2014, we have now stayed collectively just for a interval of 18 months. Our marriage was by no means consummated as my spouse refused to have a bodily relationship,” he alleged, including that his spouse had been falsely accusing him of infidelity and even threatened to file false legal circumstances in opposition to him and his household.