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Bigg Boss 14 fame Abhinav Shukla says his cousin paralysed after he was beaten up, struggled to file FIR

Abhinav Shukla's tweet received a response from IPS officer Surendra Lamba, promising legal action.

Abhinav Shukla has tweeted to seek support for his cousin. (Photo: Abhinav Shukla/Instagram)

Bigg Boss 14 and Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 fame actor Abhinav Shukla on Monday took to his Twitter to share that his cousin was brutally beaten up and is left paralysed. He also revealed that the cousin, named Mahesh Sharma, was in the ICU for a month, and that they struggled to get an FIR registered in Gurdaspur, Punjab.

Abhinav shared pictures of his 36-year-old cousin, from his hospital bed and tweeted, “My cousin was brutally beaten when he was unconscious,stripped naked,left to die somehow he survived. spent 30 days in ICU. Now he is paralysed, so much happened but we all are begging the concerned PS to file an FIR. @PP_gurdaspur
@DGPPunjabPolice @PunjabPoliceInd.”

IPS officer Surendra Lamba responded to Abhinav’s tweet, and wrote, “@ashukla09 Please ask them get their statement recorded to @PathankotPolice at PS Mamoon Cantt. They have already been directed to ensure legal action. Also, share with me if any issue is there. We are committed to ensure justice as per law and facts. Jai Hind !.”

Abhinav’s tweet also received prompt responses from the official Twitter handles of Punjab Police and Gurdaspur authorities. The television actor was informed that he must get in touch with Pathankot Police.

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Abhinav Shukla and his wife and actor Rubina Dilaik’s fans flooded his Twitter timeline with messages extending support. One of the fans wrote, “Oh my God!!! Hoping his life is out of danger now. I pray God gives him the strength to recover soon”. Another tweet read, “Praying for his speedy recovery. May justice be provided soon. Stay strong and fight till the justice is served.” Some also asked the authorities to look into the matter, and wrote, “Justice should be done and guilty should be punished severely.”

First published on: 25-01-2022 at 11:28:44 am
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