Versova police on Wednesday arrested a television actor for allegedly raping a 23-year-old fashion designer after he had been in a live-in relationship with her for the last two months.
Actor Piyush Sahdev (35) committed the offence after gaining the victim’s trust and promising to help her shaping her modelling and acting career.
Sahdev was produced before the Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Wednesday. The police arrested Sahdev after the victim lodged a complaint on November 20. Versova police senior inspector Kiran Kale confirmed Sahdev’s arrest and said he is in police custody till November 2. “Sahdev has been booked under the Indian Penal Code section 376 (1) (rape),” said Kale.
Sahdev is best known for his roles in TV shows like Devon Ke Dev…Mahadev, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and Beyhadh. He has made his television debut with Meet Mila De Rabba and has been part of shows like Ghar Ek Sapnaa, Geet, Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya and Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath.