Kochi (Kerala) [India], December 21 (ANI): The Malayalam actor, who was molested in a shopping mall at Kochi here last week, said in an Instagram story, that she accepted the person’s (accused) will to extend an apology. She posted it the night just after the Kalamassery police took the two accused, Ramshad and Adil, the Malappuram natives into custody. Police informed that their arrest will be recorded on Monday. Malayalam Actress Opens Up About Being Sexually Harassed at a Kochi Mall, Says ‘Being a Woman Has Been Very Tiring’.
“In the light of the incident that took place at the Lulu (the shopping mall), I acknowledge and accept the person’s will to extend an apology. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the police and media who acted with immediate effect. I would also like to thank my family, friends, and everyone who reached out to me with kind words of support. Your words give me and my family strength through this and I am acknowledging that there are two other families going through a tough time as well. To all the people who shared their personal experiences with me, I empathise with you and I hope you find strength,” her Instagram story read. Kerala Police Release Pictures of Youth That Attacked Malayalam Actress at the Mall, Official Complaint Yet to Be Filed.
The Kerala Women’s Commission on Friday took suo moto cognizance of the alleged stalking and harassment of a Malayalam actor by two men in a shopping mall in Kochi. She had informed about the incident on Instagram.
State Women’s Commission Chairperson MC Josephine, in a statement, said the incident of insulting the actor at the mall in Kochi was reprehensible.
“The Women’s Commission registered a suo moto case in the incident. The commission will take evidence from the actress about the incident tomorrow. MC Josephine, chairperson of the commission, and advocate Shiji Shivaji will take evidence,” the statement said.
The police have also taken up the matter and are collecting evidence from the mall. In a detailed note on Instagram, the actor said that two men walked close to her, and one of them “not so accidentally” grazed his hand on her back. She said that while she noted it wasn’t accidental, she could not react immediately.
“I wanted to give him the benefit of doubt but you know when something is just not right, you feel it. I was blank for a minute trying to process this. My sister saw this very clearly as she was standing not so far away. She came to me and asked if I was okay. I was clearly not. The fact that it looked deliberate even for her made it clear that I was not imagining this. I was blank for a minute trying to process this,” wrote the actor on her Instagram stories.
She said that the two men also followed her to the vegetable counter in the mall. “These men came to us again and this time that guy had the audacity to talk to me and my sister. Trying to get closer as he spoke. He wanted to know the names of the movies I have been a part of. We turned a cold shoulder and asked the guy to mind his own business and leave. When my mom walked towards us they left,” she explained.