Bollywood Television actor Pearl V Puri was arrested by Mumbai Police in connection with a rape case of a minor. This news has left his fans and friends in shock and a state of disbelief.
According to a national daily newspaper, Pearl V Puri was taken into custody and was booked for raping a minor girl under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP, Zone 2, Sanjay Patil. Police revealed that Puri had promised her a career in TV serials in return for sexual favors.
Meanwhile, many celebrities have come forward and said that the allegations are all fake about Pearl V Puri. Soon #ISTANDWITHPEARL also got trending.
Anita Hassanandani wrote, "Woke up to some nonsensical news bout @pearlvpuri
I know him! It is NOT true ... canNOT be true.... all lies.
I’m sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon.
Love you @pearlvpuri
Ekta Kapoor also took to her Instagram and shared a brief message talking about Pearl V Puri's allegations.
Pearl V Puri's co-actors Nia Sharma and Surbhi Jyoti also shared pictures and captioned them as, "Rape is not a joke, no excuse, no means to come at someone to satisfy a bruised ego.
Rape and molestation stories are terrifying and far beyond imagination in India. The real victims die, their stories go unheard, their families are waiting for justice all their lives. Do not belittle them. Do not make a mockery of it.
Rape allegations cannot fu**ing be used at will. It Cannot. It should not.
@pearlvpuri sorry it happened to you."
Whereas, Surbhi Jyoti wrote, "Here's to one of the sweetest person I know♥️
Let's wait for the truth to come out.
I'm with you my friend.
The actor has now been sent to a 14-day judicial Custody by the local court in Vasai late Friday evening.