NEWS: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s younger brother, Minazuddin Siddiqui is facing charges relating to sexual harassment by a relative. The First Incident Report (FIR) was filed at a New Delhi police station earlier, according to the complainant, the alleged abuse began while she still a minor. The abuse had continued for a period of three months leading up to her marriage in 2017.
In a telephonic conversation with indianexpress.com, the complainant said, “I was nine years old when Minazuddin chachu (uncle) started behaving weirdly with me. I would feel uncomfortable, but I never knew it was any kind of sexual abuse even when I felt it was inappropriate.” A copy of the FIR is in possession of indianexpress.com.
She said when she had told her father about the alleged harassment, he asked her to keep quite. “I also tried talking to bade chachu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, but he never trusted me either. I kept feeling I was wrong. But when badi chachi Aalia Siddiqui complained about abuse in the family, I realised I was not wrong. I approached her and shared what all I was going through. She told me I was not wrong to feel this way and what Minazuddin chachu did with me was inappropriate. She said I have to stand up for myself. I have got courage to finally speak up, and I will take legal help to get justice.”
Last month, Aalia sent a legal notice to Nawazuddin seeking to end their eleven-year marriage. She has also accused the actor’s family of physical and mental torture.