TV actor Pearl Puri arrested on charges of raping minor
Television actor Pearl V Puri has been arrested by the Mumbai Police. He was arrested in Vasai in connection with the rape of a minor.
Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar, said "The incident is old but the 17 year old minor victim complained to us along with her mother at the police station and we registered case under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act(POCSO), 2012." Patil added that Pearl is remanded in police custody by Vasai court. He refused to comment further as the case falls under POCSO Act.
Pearl is known for starring on popular supernatural show Naagin 3, Naagarjuna Ek Yoddha and Bepanah Pyaar. He was last seen on Brahmarakshas 2, in which he played Angad Mehra.
He made his television debut Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat in 2013and was later seen in Phir Bhi Na Maane…Badtameez Dil.