In July, internet sensation, Poonam Pandey and boyfriend, Sam Bombay had taken to their social media to announce their engagement. The couple tied the knot on September 11. They had taken to their Instagram handles to share pictures from their intimate wedding nuptials with their fans.
However, on September 22, Sam was arrested for allegedly molesting and assaulting Poonam and was granted conditional bail by a trial court on September 23. According to reports, he was booked under Sections 353 (causing hurt), 353 (insult) 506 (criminal intimidation), and 354 (outraging modesty) of the Indian Penal Code, and has been asked by the court to present himself for four days, before the investigating officer at the Canacona police station in South Goa and cooperate with the ongoing probe.
In an interview with Times of India, Poonam spoke about her abusive relationship, and why she has decided to end her marriage with Sam Bombay. She also feels it’s time for her to move on from this relationship. She revealed that they had an argument that escalated and he began to hit her. She further claimed that he choked, punched, and pulled her hair and banged her head against the corner of the bed.
Poonam also claimed that Sam knelt on her body, pinned, and assaulted her. Somehow, she managed to break free and rushed out of the room. Later, the hotel staff called the police, who arrested him. And then she filed a complaint against Sam.