Television actor, Pearl V Puri who is popularly known for shows such as ‘Naagin‘ and ‘Bepanah Pyaar‘ has been arrested by Mumbai police on alleged charges of rape and molestation. The actor has been booked under section 376 of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 after a 17-year-old minor victim lodged a complaint against the actor.
As per the reports of Hindustan Times, DCP Zone 2 in a statement to the media said, “The incident is old but the 17-year-old minor victim complained to us along with her mother at the police station and we have registered the case under section 376 of IPC. Pearl is remanded in police custody by Vasai court and he has refused to comment further as the case falls under POCSO Act.”
Pearl’s co-star, Anita Hassanandani spoke in his support by sharing a picture with him on Instagram. The actress showed her support by saying, “Woke up to some nonsensical news about Pearl. I know him! It is not true, all lies. I am sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon. #ISTANDWITHPEARL.”
Apart from his show ‘Naagin 3,’ Pearl was last seen in ‘Brahmarakshas 2‘ in which he played Angad Mehra.