Malayalam actor Sreejith was arrested Thursday in a sexual abuse case involving minors, making it his second arrest in such a case. The actor, who was previously arrested over complaints from a group of children, is now charged with flashing minors. Read also| Vijay Babu arrested in sexual assault case
Sreejith was arrested in Thrissur, Kerala under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act, 2012. According to reports, he was detained by police over an incident where he flashed his genitals at two underage girls. The girls, aged 9 and 14, complained to police that the actor flashed them at SN Park in Thrissur on Monday. CCTV footage also confirmed that the man was Sreejith.
This comes after Sreejith was arrested by the Ottappalam police in a similar case in 2016. He was accused of flashing his genitals at a group of school-aged girls and also taking pictures of them. He was charged under the POCSO Act after a complaint was filed against him by the school principal, based on statements from 15 students. Police arrested him after students identified the actor from his photos.
Sreejith is the son of actor TG Ravi. The 46-year-old is also a mechanical engineer and has a management degree. He entered the Malayalam film industry in 2005 and made his debut with Hariharan director Mayookham.
Known for playing character roles, Sreejith has also portrayed police officers in several of his films. He has worked in over 60 films to date. Despite being booked into the POCSO case in 2016, he went on to act in several films such as Godha, Queen, Ramleela and Asuravadham, among others. The actor was recently featured in the Malayalam family drama Jo and Jo, which hit theaters on May 13 and is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
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