Kannada actor Duniya Vijay and his three friends have been arrested, reportedly of assaulting a gym trainer. According to media reports, the actor and producer has been arrested on Sunday night for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a celebrity gym trainer. The complaint was filed by Krishnamurthy H. alias Pani-puri Kitty Kitty, a gym owner. Vijay was taken to Vyalikaval police station for questioning. He was questioned for almost six hours. The police said that Vijay kidnapped Maruthi Gowda over an old rivalry.
“We have taken Vijaya (44) and his three friends into custody on a complaint by the victim’s relative Kitti for questioning though there are conflicting reports about the crime and its reasons,” Times Now quotes Assistant Police Commissioner (West) Ravi Shankar.
Late on Sunday night, Duniya Vijay was taken before the eighth ACMM magistrate at his residence, who sent the actor to 14 days judicial custody, till October 6.
According to the complaint, the actor along with the other three kidnapped the gym trainer Maruti Gowda on Saturday night into their SUV and assaulted him in a moving car before freeing him.
“The accused and the victim went to watch a bodybuilding event at the Ambedkar Bhavan in the city centre on Saturday night and quarrelled over some issue. They forcibly pushed Gowda into a car and drove away and thrashed him for over an hour while driving around the city,” said Katti in the complaint.
The gym trainer on Sunday addressed the media and revealed that apart from Duniya Vijay, Prasanna, a bodybuilder, Mani, a gym trainer, and Prasad, the driver, kidnapped and assaulted him.