Malayalam actors sexually assaulted when leaving a crowded promotion occasion at a Kozhikode mall

The incident got here to public consideration following the social media submit by one of many actors in regards to the harrowing expertise

The incident got here to public consideration following the social media submit by one of many actors in regards to the harrowing expertise

A particular group led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (Feroke) A.M. Siddique will probe the incident during which two girls actors had been allegedly sexually assaulted at a mall by some individuals within the crowd whereas they had been leaving after attending a film promotion perform there on Tuesday evening. Deputy Commissioner of Police A. Sreenivas instructed the media right here on Wednesday that the CCTV visuals had been examined in reference to the criticism filed by the actors whose assertion can even be recorded.

The incident got here to public consideration following the social media submit of one of many actors in regards to the harrowing expertise and the way she was dumbstruck and frozen out of shock for a while. “Somebody from the gang grabbed me. It disgusts me to say the place. Are individuals round us so annoyed? I had been to many locations for movie promotion, however didn’t have such a dreadful expertise anyplace else,” she mentioned in her social media submit which ended with a query to the culprits “Are you now cured of your itch?”

The opposite actor too was harassed, to which she responded by slapping the offender on the spot. She too shared her expertise on-line, and the visuals of the incident have gone viral on social media.

A senior police officer mentioned the assertion of one of many victims was recorded and that of the opposite individual, who’s in Kochi now, could be recorded quickly. A lady constable was already deployed for a similar.

“Primarily based on the statements, FIR might be launched and the IPC sections may be identified solely after that. A producer has despatched a criticism by way of electronic mail however it was a bit obscure. So, we determined to document the victims’ statements on the earliest to make the case stronger,” he mentioned.

Efforts to determine and hint the culprits primarily based on the CCTV visuals had been additionally on, sources added.

In the meantime, P. Sathidevi, Chairperson of the Kerala Ladies’s Fee, has flayed the incident and demanded instant motion from the a part of the police to nab the culprits. She mentioned that incidents of sexual assaults towards girls in crowds are on the rise and the Kerala society ought to view the incident with warning. The organisers also needs to take mandatory steps to give protection to the visitors in such occasions, Ms. Sathidevi added.

( with inputs from PTI)

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