Actor Tripti Shankhdhar has alleged that her father Ramratan Shankhdhar threatened to kill her. In a video shared on Instagram on Tuesday evening, the actor, who hails from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, said that her father has been forcing her to get married to a 28-year-old boy, when she is all of 19 herself. According to Tripti, her father declared that he would kill her and the entire family if she does not agree for marriage. Tripti’s mother can also be seen in the video.
The Kumkum Bhagya actor also claimed that her father had been torturing her. Showing her bruises, she said that her father “tried to cut her.”
Tripti Shankhdhar said that she tried to contact the police “but nothing is working out.” Adding how her mother has been a victim of domestic violence, Tripti said her father wants back the money he gave her to pursue her acting career in Mumbai.
When indianexpress.com got in touch with Tripti’s manager Kuldeep Kishore Khare on Wednesday, he told us, “Tripti Shankhdhar and her family are safe right now. The Bareilly police really helped them. They also questioned her father and are pursuing the investigation. Would be able to give you a better idea on the same in a few days.”
Khare is currently in his hometown Madhya Pradesh, but he is in constant touch with Tripti Shankhdhar. He also shared with us that she and her family are right now at a relative’s place. “We have requested the police to help them with security as we don’t know what could happen to them,” he added.
Apart from Kumkum Bhagya, Tripti has also worked in a south Indian movie titled Oye Idiot. She recently released the poster of the film on social media.
(With inputs from Sana Farzeen)