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The National Commission for Women (NCW) has written to the Mumbai Police seeking their intervention in a case of domestic violence. The said case involves well-known television actress Shweta Tiwari and her estranged husband Abhinav Kohli. Tiwari recently shared CCTV footage of Kohli purportedly assaulting her and their son. The video went viral on social media and it also attracted the attention of NCW.

Sharing a news article about Tiwari sharing CCTV footage of the assault, NCW tweeted, “The National Commission for Women India is perturbed by this reported incident and has taken cognizance of the matter. Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to DGP Maharashtra asking to immediately look into the matter and take appropriate action in accordance with the law.”

In the letter to Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote, “The National Commission for Women has come across a media post captioned ‘Shweta Tiwari shares shocking CCTV video of ex-husband Abhinav Kohli physically abusing her and son Reyansh’ wherein it can be seen that the accused is trying to snatch the boy from Shweta Tiwari even though the child does not want to go to him. In the hustle, Shweta Tiwari falls on the ground. The accused continues to create ruckus after getting inside the house as well.”

“The commission is perturbed with the sight of the atrocity being committed on a child and to the woman. You are, therefore, requested to immediately look into the matter and take appropriate action against the accused in accordance with the law. The action taken must be communicated to the commission within 10 days,” she added.