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Rahul Mahajan in news again, this time over wife-beating charges
November 20, 2006 13:29 IST
Mid-Day daily reported on Monday that Rahul had regularly beaten and thrashed former pilot Shewta whom he had married after his father's death and in the midst of a legal battle over drug abuse.
The story was accompanied by a photograph which showed that Shweta showing a bruise on her right arm. Denying the report, Mahajan told PTI, "This is totally baseless. We are both shocked at this news report. In fact, this is invasion of privacy. They are not even bothered to take our reaction before making these allegations."
Shweta, who was in Dehra Dun told PTI over phone, "All these allegations are totally baseless. I sustained some bruises when I was trying to ride Rahul's bike and fell down. Please respect our privacy."
"I am in Dehradun on a planned holiday and not because I had a fight with my husband. Do not read anything into this", she added.
Asked about the accompanying photograph in media, which showed Shweta with bruised hand, Rahul said, "Photographs like this can be doctored using all kinds of sofware. This is not true.
"Shweta is in Dehradun and on her return we will discuss the matter and contemplate action", Rahul said.
"Our family has been constantly hit by crises in the last few months but we will face it", Rahul said.