Popular TV actor Pearl V Puri was arrested by Mumbai Police a few days ago for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl in 2019. He was presented before the court that sent him to judicial custody for two weeks.
The complaint was filed by the minor’s father. However, the girl’s mother has come out in support of Pearl V Puri and states that no such incident has happened. She believes that her husband has framed him.
The victim’s mother is also a TV actor. Her name is Ekta Sharma and worked in the serial Bepanahh Pyaar with Pearl V Puri. The girl’s father claimed that Ekta took the girl to her sets where Pearl assaulted her.
People from the TV industry have been asking Ekta to come out and openly speak about the case. She now took to her Instagram account and wrote, “A lot of people are calling and asking me to come to the media and speak. My silence should not be construed as my weakness. My respect and faith in the judiciary has made me take this step. Many people have choose to ridicule me and my daughter in public which is not permissible by law. Publicising a victims name in public is a offence. I choose to remain silent as I am not the complainant in the case. Whatever is true shall come out. The matter is subjudiced and hence I am not speaking to anyone as the custody case is pending in the Highcourt and it’s my earnest request to all that please don’t make a mockery of the legal system as I have given my statement to the concern authorities. Let the truth prevail.”
While some are in support of Ekta Sharma, a lot of people still want her to raise her voice as Pearl V Puri is behind the bars.
Divya Khosla Kumar commented on her post, “Pearl lost his father recently, his mother is a cancer patient… she has no one to help her .. she has been calling me repeatedly crying …. He has been put behind bars in a rape case under such strong sections that there is no bail … High court is closed due to Covid & holidays …. in the meantime if something happens to Pearl’s mother who should we hold responsible ???? Coz the law will take its own time …. U have enough time on hand but a senior citizen suffering from cancer …. Do you realise the sensitivity of the whole case ?”