Bhavana Menon alleged Assault Case: Tovino, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj, Chinmayi laud actress for speaking up

Many celebs like Tovino Thomas, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Chinmayi, Parvathy and others have lauded Bhavana for showing courage and speaking up on the issue.

Updated on Jan 11, 2022   |  01:53 AM IST  |  478.7K
Tovino, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj, Bhavana Menon
Tovino, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj, Chinmayi laud Bhavana Menon for speaking up about alleged assault case

*Trigger warning*

After 5 long years, Malayalam actress Bhavana Menon, today, took a brave move by breaking her silence on the 2017 case in which she was allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted in Kerala. The assault case involved Malayalam actor Dileep as the mastermind along with other few. In a long Instagram post, Bhavana also mentioned how she faced humiliation over the years.

"This has not been an easy journey. The journey from being a victim to becoming a survivor. For 5 years now, my name and my identity have been suppressed under the weight of the assault inflicted on me. Though I am not the one who has committed the crime, there have been many attempts to humiliate, silence and isolate me. But at such times I have had some who stepped forward to keep my voice alive," she wrote on Instagram.

Many celebs like Tovino Thomas, Manju Warrier, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Chinmayi, Parvathy, and others lauded Bhavana for showing courage and speaking up on the issue. 

Take a look:

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For the unversed, Bhavana was attacked and molested on February 17, 2017, in Kerala's Ernakulam district, in her car while she was on her way back home post film's shoot. She was abducted by a gang in a closed van.

Meanwhile, a few FIRs have been filed against Dileep after audio clips, allegedly plotting to kill the cop supervising the case surfaced. The Kerala government has formed a new team in the case. The new FIR is against six people, including Dileep, Suraj, Dileep's brother Anoop, a VIP, and two others, according to a report in The News Minute.

They are charged under IPC Sections 116 (abetment of offence punishable with imprisonment), 118 (concealing design to commit offence punishable with death or imprisonment for life), 120B (party to criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (criminal act done by several people).

DISCLAIMER: If you need support or know someone who is struggling with sexual harassment or abuse, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist, NGO or speak to someone about it. There are several helplines available for the same.

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