Sidhartha is a nice guy, says Zohail's fiance

Sahil Peerzada, who was assaulted and injured while resisting Aussie cricketer Luke Pomersbach’s attempt to molest his American fiancee Zohail Hameed at a hotel here last week, was discharged from hospital yesterday.

In pain, pressure: Sahil Peerzada, who was allegedly assaulted by (inset) Luke Pomersbach, with fiancee Zohail Hamid after being discharged from the hospital yesterday. Police is not ruling out the possibility that Zohail was pressurised to withdraw the complaint against Pomersbach

Speaking to reporters outside the hotel, Peerzada said Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owner Sidhartha Mallya is a “nice guy and good host” but he should apologise for casting aspersions on the character of Hameed.

On Friday, Sidhartha Mallya had tweeted, “The girl who is accusing luke is saying he hit her ‘fiance’... what a load of f****** s***. She was all over me last night and asked for my bbm (Blackberry messenger) pin, so if he was her fiance she wasn’t exactly behaving like a future wife.”

Zohail, whom RCB player Pomersbach is alleged to have molested at a hotel here early Friday morning, sent the Mallya scion a legal notice for his tweets casting aspersions on her character. She also filed a complaint with the Delhi Commission for Women against him.

Peerzada underwent a surgery after his ear was injured when Pomersbach punched him. He was admitted to a hospital here on Friday morning. “I am feeling a little unwell,” Peerzada said after being discharged.

He alleged that Pomersbach punched him three-four times. “Pomersbach misbehaved with Zohail. That’s it. I politely asked him to leave. He did not,” he said.

2 RCB players knocked on Zohail’s door
According to a police officer, the name of another IPL cricketer belonging to the RCB team, KP Appanna, has also cropped up in the case as he was found accompanying Pomersbach to the room of the victim. “Appanna’s name came to light after he was seen in CCTV footage recovered from the hotel where Zohail was molested during a party,” he said. Police spoke to Appanna, a leg spinner who plays for Karnataka, but have not formally questioned him yet. The officer informed that they were yet to ascertain whether Appanna entered Zohail’s room.

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