Mumbai TV actress's lawyer denies child abuse charges

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Mumbai, Aug.22 (ANI): A defence lawyer representing Mumbai-based TV actress Urvashi Dhanorkar has denied that her client is guilty of child abuse.

Dhanorkar was arrested here today for physically abusing her 10-year-old maid, but the former's lawyer said the black marks and swelling on the child's face were created by bee stings and the burn scars on her forearms were caused by boiling water falling on her.

Dhanorkar has been booked under the Juvenile Justice Act and the Child Labour Act he actress was arrested after medical reports confirmed that Urvashi was responsible for physically abusing her domestic help.

The girl was brought from Amravati to Mumbai in pretext of adoption and education. She was brutally punched in her eye and was left with black and bruised marks, besides burns on her forearms.

When she was rescued by her neighbours last night, the girl's eyes was closed due to severe injuries.

Urvashi will be produced before a court later today. (ANI)

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