A video of actor-politician Khusbhu Sundar slapping a man who groped her has gone viral. Khushbu was campaigning for the Congress-JD(S) candidate Rizwan Arshad in Bengaluru’s Indiranagar area on Wednesday, when the incident occurred.
From the video, it can be seen that a huge crowd had gathered for an election campaign in Bengaluru. Khushbu can be seen walking alongside Shantinagar MLA NA Haris and Bengaluru Central candidate Rizwan Arshad towards her car. Suddenly, Khushbu can be seen turning around and slapping a man who is standing behind her.
This is called Kapala Moksha in Kannada. @khushsundar slapped a man who tried to misbehave with her while campaigning for Bengaluru Central Candidate. Even few lady reporters who are subjected to this kind of harassment should learn from Kushboo. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/v5ZuFDTTZa— Sagay Raj P (@sagayrajp) April 10, 2019
“He groped me once and I turned around and started walking. He groped me for the second time. That’s when I turned and slapped him,” actor Khushbu told TNM.
Speaking to the media, Rizwan Arshad said that the man, who had groped Khushbu, was pushed back immediately by the police and was taken away. “It is unfortunate that such an incident has occurred. We do not know who the man is but I have asked the police to take action against him,” he added.
However, Indiranagar Police told TNM that no FIR has been registered in the case and the youth was warned and let go.
“We have not received any complaint yet. The police deployed for security warned the man and let him go,” the Indiranagar Police said.
Khushbu joined the Indian National Congress on November 26, 2014. A prominent face in the party, she has been its National Spokesperson since March 24, 2015. Prior to this, she was with the DMK. She is one of the star campaigners for the Congress in the Bengaluru Central segment, which has a considerable population of Tamil-speaking people.