The complaint had not identified the actor, but had only mentioned the registration number of the car.

Actor Sreejith Ravi in custody over flashing incident outside Ottapalam girls schoolSreejith Ravi/Facebook
news Crime Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 19:12

Malayalam actor Sreejith Ravi, son of TG Ravi has been taken into custody by Ottappalam police over a complaint of flashing school-going girl students. Though all prominent Malayalam media has reported this, there is no confirmation from the police on the same.

According to sources, policemen reached a shooting location in Pallashana and took the actor along with them. 

According to the complaint filed on August 27, a man in a car showed off his private parts and took photographs of the girl students. He left the place when students shouted at him.

Although the FIR only mentioned the car’s registration number, but not the actor’s name, sources had earlier said that students identified the actor and noted down his car number, before filing a complaint at the Ottappalam police station. 

After some Malayalam portals had revealed that the car belonged to the actor, Sreejith Ravi told Manorama News that he had nothing to do with the incident.

He said, "The car number mentioned in the complaint belongs to me. But it could not have been my car. I think the students took down the number of the car wrongly and coincidentally it turned out to be my car's number," he told Manorama.  

There were also allegations that police tried to protect the actor and tried to force the complainants to withdraw the complaint.

Palakkad district Police Commissioner Srinivas denied this, however. “The students had examination and their statements could not be recorded initially. We will do it,” he told TNM.

“In the FIR, only the car registration number has been mentioned, and accused name is not given. We are not trying to protect anybody. Since exams were going on, we could not take their statements. After exams, with the help of Child Line, we will take statements and proceed with the investigation,” Ottappalam Circle Inspector M Sasidharan told The News Minute.

Also read: Unidentified man flashes Kerala school girls: Wasn't me or my car says actor Sreejith Ravi

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