TV actor Khalid Siddiqui arrested for molesting wife

Television actor Khalid Siddiqui was arrested and later released on bail in molestation and assaulting case. His estranged wife Rahaat lodged complaint against him at Khar police station following which Khalid was arrested.

Since two years Siddiqui and Rahaat have been living separately but legally they are husband and wife. Their son and daughter stay with Siddqui and only visit their mother on weekends and holidays.

Rahaat filed a case of molestation, assault and criminal intimidation against Siddiqui. She recorded her statement with police. In her statement, she said that Khalid was not taking proper care of her children, despite their son suffering from fever; he was busy with his girlfriend.

Speaking about the incident, Rahaat was quoted as saying, “My son was extremely unwell when he came over on Friday (September 25), due to which he missed school the following Monday too. I dropped him off at our house in Versova on Tuesday, but Khalid wasn’t there. Later that night I saw his car parked below his girlfriend’s house, just a stone’s throw away from my own house in Bandra. I tried calling him, and later her, but in vain. They did not answer my calls.This was around 2 am".

“Furious that my son was unwell at home and Khalid was busy with his girlfriend, I started screaming his name. He immediately answered his phone the next time I called, and said he was coming down, but did so only after an hour,” she further said.

Rahaat said that Siddiqui also tried to strangulate and molest her. Siddiqui was granted bail by Bandra court after the arrest. The lawyer of the actor was quoted as saying, "We told the court that this was only a dispute between husband and wife, and that there was no real case made out against him. They might be living separately, but he is still her husband. In fact, it is his wife who is creating problems in his life."