Indian actor arrested for 'raping' 5-year-old girl

09:48 PM | 5 Jun, 2021
Indian actor arrested for 'raping' 5-year-old girl

MUMBAI – Indian police arrested TV actor Pearl V Puri for allegedly molesting and raping a minor girl, said officials on Saturday.

 The action was taken against the actor by Palghar police in Maharashtra as a case has been registered against him under charges of IPC Sec. 376 AB and POCSO Act, 4, 8, 12,19, 21 for raping the girl two yeas ago.

A complaint against the "Naagin 3" actor was lodged by victim’s family, accusing him of raping the five-year-old minor.

Pearl began his acting career from the 2013 show "Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat" while he rose to fame with his performance in Ekta Kapoor's "Naagin 3" and "Bepanah Pyaar" drama serials.

The actor is yet to make a statement in this regard.

A local court in Vasai has sent Puri to jail on judicial remand. 

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