Actor Pearl V Puri, who has worked in popular TV shows like ‘Naagin 3’ and ‘Bepanah Pyaar’, was arrested on Friday night, after a 5-year old girl and her family filed a complaint against him for allegedly molesting and raping her around two years ago.
The actor was booked by Mira-Bhayander Vasai-Virar police, invoking charges of Indian Penal Code, section 376 AB and POCSO Act, 4, 8, 12, 19, 21, for the rape of the minor girl. He has been sent to judicial custody by Vasai court. He has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
Pearl has garnered massive support from his industry and prominent celebrities of Television like Ekta Kapoor, Anita Hassanandani, Krystle D’Souza, Aamir Ali and Aly Goni, among many others, have taken to social media platforms and shared posts for Pearl. His co-star from ‘Bepanah Pyaar’ and friend, Aparna Dixit, has also come out in his support and said that he is being framed.
The 31-year-old actor began his career as a television actor in 2013, with ‘Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat’ aired on Sony Entertainment Television. He was last seen in ‘Brahmarakshas 2’, which was broadcasted on Zee TV and ZEE5.