Television actor Pearl V Puri was arrested on June 4 by Mumbai Police.The Bepannah Pyaar actor was arrested under the POCSO act by Waliv Police Station, Vasai-Virar after an FIR was filed against him for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl. The actor was finally granted bail on June 15, after his earlier bail pleas were rejected by the Vasai court. Now after his arrest, the actor for the first time has broken his silence on the whole matter. He took to his Instagram to share a post on the matter.
The actor in his post writes, "Life has its own way of testing people! I lost my nani maa few months back, then on her 17 day I lost my dad. Post that my mother got diagnosed with cancer and then this ghastly accusation. Last couple of weeks were gruelling for me like a nightmare. I was, overnight made feel like a criminal. All of this in midst of my mother's cancer treatment, it shattered my sense of security, making me feel helpless. I am still numb...but I felt it's time to reach out to my friends, fans and well-wishers who have showered me with their love, support and concern. Thank you for keeping faith in me and I am a firm believer of #Satyamevjatate. I trust in the law, judiciary of my country and God up there. Please keep your dua's coming". Also read: Pearl V Puri Granted Bail In The Rape Case Involving A Minor, Confirms Actor's Lawyer- EXCLUSIVE
Post his arrest, many celebrities including Ekta Kapoor, Nia Sharma, Aly Goni, Surbhi Jyoti, Karishma Tanna, Divya Khosla Kumar among others came forward and demanded justice for Pearl on social media. Divya Khosla Kumar also went on sharing a series of posts and went on making some shocking revelations about the whole case mentioning Pearl is being falsely accused and punished because of a marital conflict between the alleged victim's estranged parents. Also read: Pearl V Puri Rape Case: Victim's Father Issues Statement, 'If My Marriage Is Good Or Bad, It Has Nothing To Do With What Happened To The Child'- EXCLUSIVE
Meanwhile, the victim's father issued an official statement in the matter exclusively on SpotboyE, through his lawyer giving his version and mentioned that what happened with his daughter has nothing to do with his marital discord.
Image source: Instagram/pearlvpuri