No trace of Om Puri, police continues search

Zee Media Bureau/Resham Sengar

Mumbai: Actor Om Puri’s married life has hit troubled waters as his wife Nandita Puri has reportedly filed a case against him at a police station in Mumbai alleging domestic violence.

Speaking to the media persons, a police official revealed that an official complaint was filed by Puri’s wife on August 23. But when the police reached Om Puri’s residence to arrest him, he was clearly found missing. The investigation officer said, “the police had gone to the actor’s house to arrest him on Friday, but he was not there. Currently the police are tracing the actor through his cellphone. ”

The complaint was filed at the Versova Police Station and in her statement, Nandita said that she was beaten-up by a stick by Puri.

"When Nandita Puri had come to the police station, we sent her to Cooper Hospital and she also submitted a medical report post the check up," the police officer from Versova Police station told the reporters.

However, the news of the couple facing marital troubles is not new. Back in 2009, Nandita had miffed her husband Om Puri when she released a biography on him, titled `Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri`, which highlighted some of his private sexual rendezvous.

Om Puri was embroiled in a controversy when in 2011, a breach of privilege notice was issued against him in Parliament for allegedly making derogatory remarks against politicians during the fast carried out by Anna Hazare for Jan Lokpal Bill at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

The actor is a Padma Shri awardee and has made his mark in the film industry with movies like ‘Ardh Satya’. On the other hand, Nandita is a journalist-columnist and has a son named Ishaan with Puri.

(With agency inputs)