A police officer has been suspended in Kochi for posting derogatory comment against actor Manju Warrier on Facebook.
The Times of India reports that, KM Renjumon, who was a trainee police officer with Armed Reserve (AR) Camp, Kochi, had posted a derogatory comment below a photograph of Manju with Suraj Venjaramoodu.
The actor noted the profile of the officer and complained to DGP with proof. Kochi city police commissioner M P Dinesh who did the enquiry, on Tuesday released the suspension order.
Manju told Manorama News, "It is not a personal issue. The complaint is my protest against people who think they can say anything to a woman. I approached the DGP representing all women who are harassed or insulted on social media. There are many people who react abusively to my posts and that shows their culture. I sympathize with them even though they spread fake message and rumours about me. But a responsible person, who is a part of government, cannot be expected to behave like that. The public doesn't expect such poor behaviour from the police. A civil police officer is responsible to protect women. If they are like this, what will happen to women's safety?"
Earlier there were reports that Manju had filed a complaint against some who had been publishing fake news about her second marriage.
For past few weeks there have been social media campaigns against the divorced actress blaming her for â€˜not looking after her daughterâ€™. Many have however also come out in support of Warrier against the sexist and misogynist campaign against her.