Model accuses Being Human CEO, says attack damaged her ear
According to media reports, the victim alleged that Mandhana, her former boyfriend, abused her in November 2017.
Reportedly, after the incident, Andria has developed permanent hearing loss in one ear.
And now, the model filed an FIR in Gamdevi police station (Mumbai) against Mandhana.
Andria knew Mandhana was married and had kids
Andria, in an interview, revealed that she met Mandhana during Being Human store launch in Dubai in 2015.
While they started chatting in October 2015, they met in person two months later.
"I was aware that he was married, but he lied to me that his marriage was practically over and that his wife and he were staying together for their kids," she added.
We were in a happy space until mid-2017: Andria
"I believed him. We were in a happy space until mid-2017 when I learned that he had said similar things to another woman and later dumped her. When I confronted him, he denied it," Andria told Mid-Day.
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First incident of physical abuse happened in 2017
Andria further mentioned that the first incident of physical abuse happened in August 2017 after she confronted Mandhana about misbehaving with her friend.
"My friend confided that he had tried to feel her up. When I confronted him, he beat me. I had to skip the Bigg Boss 11 audition that day because my face was swollen from the incident," she was quoted saying.
'I told him I'd tell his wife, he turned violent'
Andria asserted that things turned worse for her in November 2017 after she came to know about Mandhana cheating on her with another woman.
"I received snapshots of his [flirtatious] chats with another woman. When I told him that I would tell his wife, he turned violent. It was only after four days that I found the strength to visit a doctor," she recalled.
I slipped into depression, right ear nerve damaged: Andria
"Following the episode, my health started declining and I slipped into depression. It was only six months later that my cousin took me to Jaslok Hospital for treatment. There, I was told that the nerve in my right ear was damaged," Andria revealed.
Friends dissuaded Andria not to take action against Mandhana
After 15 months of the terrible attack, Andria has now submitted the medical reports and photographs of her injuries to the police.
Expectedly, she was questioned about the reason for the delay in filing the complaint.
To this, she stated that while she was recovering from the injuries, her friends dissuaded her not to take action against Mandhana, as he is an influential person.
I am not looking for compensation, want justice, says Andria
"I finally decided that I had to tell everyone about his abusive behavior. I am not looking for compensation. I want justice. I am thankful to Assistant Commissioner of Police Chandrakant Thale and the team of Gamdevi police for registering my complaint," Andria emphasized.
FIR has been registered against Mandhana under IPC Section 325
Based on what Andria told, police have registered a complaint against Mandhana.
Reportedly, he has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.
"We've recorded the statement of the victim and registered an FIR. Necessary action will be taken," a police official stated.
Meanwhile, Mandhana is avoiding any questions related to these allegations leveled against him.
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