Former India Cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea Hewitt has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons as Andrea hits a man at the Inorbit Mall in Mumbai’s Malad on Sunday afternoon for inappropriately touching her.
And, the accused is none another than bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari’s father, RK Tiwari. He was accompanied by his son Ankur Tiwari.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, “Kambli and Andrea have alleged that Tiwari’s father RK Tiwari deliberately brushed his hand against Andrea, even as Ankur claimed the couple punched his 59-year-old father, and that Andrea took off her sandal to assault him.”
While talking to leading tabloid, Kambli said, “We were at the Game Zone in the mall around 3 pm when my wife caught hold of an old man’s hand. He had deliberately brushed his hand against her and when she caught him in the act, he pushed her away. Minutes later when we were at the food court, two men, who we assume were the man’s sons, tried to attack my wife. When I told them to back off, they told me, ‘You don’t know who we are’.”
Kambli’s wife also narrated the incident and claimed that the man attempted to take “advantage of the crowds”.
“I was playing with my children when this guy took the opportunity to rub his hand against me. Maybe he thought nothing would happen because it was crowded. When I caught his hand, I was surprised to see this old man. He appeared embarrassed because I had caught him red-handed. He appeared scared, and said something in Hindi, on the lines that ‘I cannot do something like this. The inappropriate touching ka zamaana is over. Such things should be dealt with strictly.”
When Ankur Tiwari was asked about the incident, he said, “My father, a retired bank employee, had accompanied my daughter to the Game Zone. My father told me he spotted Vinod Kambli there, and as he was walking past a woman, he blacked out. My father was disoriented after the attack. He couldn’t believe he had been punched, and that a woman was screaming, accusing him of brushing his hand against her. I asked my father to identify the woman, and we realised she was Kambli’s wife.”
It is learnt that Kambli and his wife filed an FIR. On the other hand, Tiwaris too filed police complaint against the former cricketer and his wife.
Meanwhile, the police are investigating the case.