New Delhi(PTI): The American woman, who was molested allegedly by an Australian cricketer, today served a legal notice on Siddharth Mallya asking him to apologise withing 48 hours for casting aspersions on her character or face legal action.
The victim Zohal Hamid also approached Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) complaining about Siddharth’s tweets yesterday after the arrest of Luke Pomersbach, who plays for Royal Challengers in IPL, on charges of molesting her and attacking her fiance Sahil Peerzada in a five-star hotel yesterday.
“I am really hurt, I am disappointed. It is a false statement. My attorneys are taking action against him,” Hamid told reporters.
Siddharth, director of the Royal Challengers team set up by his father Vijay Mallya, accused the victim of talking nonsense and went on to allege that “she was all over me last night (Thursday) and asked for my bbm (blackberry messenger) pin”.
She said she went to the IPL party with her fiance Sahil Peerzada, who was an invitee. “I did meet (Siddharth) Mallya. Sahil was with me,” she said.
DCW Chairperson Barkha Singh said she has received Hamid’s complaint regarding Siddharth. “We will take up the matter on Monday,” she said.
A lawyer for Hamid said they will move court if Siddharth did not apologise within 48 hours for his comments casting aspersions on her character.
The lawyer said they demand an apology and if he does not do so, they they will move the court as per law. “He should not have said that,” he said.
Doctors attending on Peerzada said his hearing problem has improved.
“We will observe him for another 24 hours. Its an impact injury. We can’t say impact of what. It can be hand or some blunt object, difficult for us to say. Now he is fit for statement,” the doctors said.