Sexual Assault complaint against Top Bollywood singer.
MUMBAI: Bollywood’s top singer Papon is in the news and for all the wrong reasons. A video has come out in which Bollywood Singer Papon is seen applying color to a girls face and then inappropriately kissing her. The reported incident took place during the holy celebration on the sets of a reality show Voice India Kids in which Papon is a judge. The celebration was being aired on Facebook live. In this video Singer Papon was seen kissing a minor girl who too was left in shock after the incident took place.
This has led to a harassment complaint against him and he has been charged with “inappropriately kissing” a minor.
The contestant’s father, however,defended the Singer’s act saying that “He is his daughter’s mentor and like a father figure to her. “He has always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. He doesn’t differentiate amongst the children. What you saw in the video is not intentional. It was just a moment of affection that is being portrayed otherwise,”.
Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act saying that the singer has “committed sexual assault”. In her complaint she said that “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the singer Papon towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colors on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India,”
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