BENGALURU: Kannada film star Duniya Vijay was detained by Chennammana Kere Acchukattu police on charges of assaulting the father-in-law of Shankar Gowda, who is the brother of ‘Maasti Gudi’ movie producer Sunder P Gowda.
According to police, Shankar Gowda got married to Manasa, daughter of Jayaram and Yashodha, three months ago. According to police sources, the couple allegedly fought over dowry. The two families too had gotten into an argument over this and Duniya Vijay, a friend of Shankar and his family, mediated between the families.
A few days later, the issue came up again and when Jayaram went to Shankar Gowda’s house to see his daughter, Shankar did not allow him. This led to an argument, following which Shankar called Vijay and sought help.
Duniya Vijay rushed to Shankar’s house. During an argument with Jayaram, he allegedly assaulted him, said a police source.
Based on a complaint by Jayaram’s wife Yashodha, the CK Acchukattu police detained Vijay for questioning and later released him on station bail. Police have registered a case under IPC 341 (wrongful restraint), 405 (criminal breach of trust), and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).
Duniya Vijay was recently in the news when two stuntmen -- Raghav Uday and Anil Kumar -- drowned in TG Halli reservoir when they jumped off a helicopter while shooting a scene for ‘Maasti Gudi’. Duniya Vijay too jumped from the helicopter with the duo.The movie is directed by Nagashekar and produced by Sunder Gowda.