TV actor Piyush Sahdev was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 23-year-old aspiring actress. Sahdev, who has worked in popular shows like Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke and Beyhadh, has been accused of raping the woman on the pretext of marriage. After the arrest, Piyush was presented before a court where he was sent to police custody till November 27.
He had raped 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.