Television Actor Pearl Puri has reportedly landed in trouble after a girl and her family filed a rape and molestation case against him in Mumbai.
Did the dispute between the parents of the minor led to Peal Puri’s arrest in the alleged rape case. It is learnt that the minor’s parents have filed for divorce and have been fighting over the custody of the girl. A source informed ETimes, “The father of the girl who was also part of the show (Bepanah Pyaar) Pearl was working at that time implicated the actor and also has made the mother accused in the case.”
The mother of the daughter in the case had allegedly said that no such incident happened on the set and the daughter was tutored by the father of the girl. DCP Sanjay Patil said, “She is just a five-year-old and cannot be tutored and the medical officer also has her report. The mother’s role in the case is also being investigated in the case.”
Actor Pearl V Puri was arrested by the Waliv police on June 4 under section u/s IPC 376 AB, r/w POCSO Act 4, 8, 12,19, 21.
He was arrested in an old case that was filed at Waliv police station in 2019 in the Mira Bhayander Commissionerate. He is likely to be produced in court today (June 5).
MBVC Commissioner Sadanand Datte informed that the actor was arrested on Friday (June 4) evening in a sexual assault case of a minor. But the action was taken after the DCP vetted the case and evidence was collected.
DCP Sanjay Patil added, “The victim filed FIR in 2019 u/s IPC 376 AB, r/w POCSO Act 4, 8, 12,19, 21 at Waliv and complained that accused Pearl Puri had sexually assaulted victim was then aged 5 yrs. The accused is taken into custody and will be produced today in court.”
Several television celebrities including Ekta Kapoor, Nia Sharma, Anita Hassanandani, Krystle D’Souza and more have backed Pearl Puri after his reported arrest in an alleged rape case.