Kannada film producer held for molestation; beaten up by victim’s kin


A Kannada movie producer named Viresh V was arrested on Monday for allegedly molesting a girl. The girl’s family trashed the producer before handing him over to the police, according to a report in CNN-News18.

According to the report, the producer invited the victim at his house located in Hulimavu, on the pretext of discussing a movie role and then sexually abused her. The incident happened on Wednesday. The girl, who works in the producer’s Hosur office, screamed and raised an alarm and ran out of the house. With the help of neighbours, she managed to lock the producer inside his house. She later called up her parents who then thrashed Viresh and demanded an apology.

The report also stated that the entire incident has been recorded on a mobile phone camera. The accused is currently in judicial custody.

Viresh had produced a movie titled ‘Preethi Maye Husharu’ in 2014, which flopped.