Actor Pearl V Puri arrested over sexual assault charges

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai:  Mumbai Police has arrested television actor Pearl V Puri and five others from Mumbai’s Vasai area after a 17-year-old minor girl pressed rape charges against them.

Investigation regarding the matter is being carried out. Meanwhile, Police stated that the minor girl came with her mother and registered a complaint against Pearl V Puri. As per her statement, the actor had established sexual relationship with her on the pretext of giving her break in the television industry.

The DCP in-charge Sanjay Patil told media that they have registered a case under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012 and arrested the actor to run further investigations.

As the case was under POCSO Act, the cop refused to give away any more details regarding the case.

Pear V Puri has been working in the TV industry for over nine years now and he recently shot to fame with his role in supernatural serial ‘Naagin 3’.

Currently, Pearl is under Police custody.


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