Kim Sharma’s ex-house help alleges assault

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A non-cognisable offence has been filed against Bollywood actress Kim Sharma (left) for allegedly assaulting her former house help after she forgot to separate the whites from the rest of the laundry in May.
According to Esther Khes, 31, she began working at Sharma’s Khar residence on April 27. While doing the laundry on May 21, she apparently forgot to separate light and dark-coloured clothes. “After the clothes were washed, I noticed that a black blouse had bled into a white tee. I realised my mistake and went to tell her about it immediately,” she said.
Sharma allegedly flew into a rage, yelled at her and manhandled her. “She pushed me out of the house, telling me not to return. She even hurled unparliamentary words at me,” said Khes, a Santacruz resident.
She claimed that Sharma refused to settle her pay as well. “I tried several times to get my salary. After her final refusal, I lodged a police complaint on June 27.” She alleged that the Khar police were yet to summon her or apprise her of the status of the complaint.
A Khar police official said the non-cognisable offence was registered under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC. “The complainant can move the court for further legal action as per the law.”
The actress told Mirror that she pays salaries on the seventh of every month. “Khes has been told that her dues would be cleared on the seventh. I did not beat her. She ruined my clothes worth over Rs 70,000. I only asked her to leave after she did that.”

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