Malayalam actor Vinayakan booked for ‘abusing’ female activist


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The case was registered based on the complaint of the woman, hailing from Pambady in Kottayam district, alleging that the actor had talked in an obscene manner and used abusive words when she had invited him for a function in April, police said. Known for his character as well as comic roles, Vinayakan, who began his career as a dancer, has been part of Malayalam cinema for last two decades. A police official said the case was registered against the Thottappan actor under IPC sections 509 (word, gesture or act intend to insult the modesty of a woman) and 294 (B) (uttering obscene words) and section 120 (O) (causing nuisance to any person by repeated or undesirable or anonymous calls) of the Kerala Police Act. The female activist’s Facebook post in this regard had created a furore on social media recently. He received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his role in Rajiv Ravi-directed 2016 movie Kammattipaadam. 0
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Though the woman had lodged the complaint in Kottayam, it was transferred to the police station in Kalpetta as the alleged incident happened here, the official added.