Police complaint by woman against TVF founder Arunabh Kumar

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MUMBAI: An case has been lodged against Arunabh Kumar, founder of The Viral Fever, for asserted molestation after a lady at last approached to lodged a complaint against him. The 34-year-old IIT graduate has been blamed for sexual harassment by no less than five woman, yet none of them had lodged a complaint against him. Asking the ladies to talk up, the Mumbai police had said without a grumbling, lodging a First Information Report against him would be troublesome. There were reports that the police were notwithstanding pondering shutting the inquiry against him.

Mr Kumar, who had denied all charges, had revealed that he was “interested in accepting a police protest so that I can react lawfully also”. A week ago, he was addressed by the police after an outsider FIR application was filed by criminal lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui, detailed Mid-Day.

The allegations against Mr Kumar had stood out as truly newsworthy when a mysterious lady blogger wrote on March 15 that she had been abused inside weeks of joining TVF in 2014. The lady, who is in her mid-20s, composed that she had been made a request to “exit” when she informed her managers. The blog said she quit the organization a year ago.

After the blog circulated around the web, four more ladies approached with comparative affirmations. Indeed, even Director Reema Sengupta, in a Facebook post, blamed Mr Kumar for touching her improperly amid a shoot in 2016. Mr Kumar had denied the assertion.

The TVF, established in 2011, runs a YouTube Channel, produces popular web series Permanent Roommates, Pitchers and furthermore possesses the ladies driven YouTube channel Girliyapa. As the affirmations against its author evoked broad shock, the organization said it ought to have “dealt with its reaction better”.

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