31-year-old TV actor Pearl V Puri was arrested on Friday night in connection with the rape of a minor. The matter is serious as both the mother of the victim and the accused work in the same serial. On Sunday, DCP Sanjay Patil told that Pearl’s RT-PCR test will be done, if the report comes negative, then on Monday he will be shifted to Thane jail.
Pearl has been sent to 14-day judicial custody. In view of the situation of corona in Mumbai, every arrested person has a first corona test. He will be shifted to jail only after Pearl’s test report comes negative. Presently he is in Valiv police station. Police say that Pearl, who has been acting in television serials for more than nine years, knew the victim for several months.
Apart from ‘Naagin 3’, Pearl has also worked in ‘Dil Ki Nazar Se Sundar’, ‘Phir Bhi Na Mane Badtameez Dil’, ‘Meri Sasu Maa’, ‘Nagarjuna Ek Yoddha’, ‘Bepanah Pyar and Brahmarakshas 2’. He has also appeared as a guest in Bigg Boss 12 and 13. Apart from this, Pearl also appeared in reality shows like Kitchen Champion 5 and Khatra-Khatra-Khatra.
According to the police, the victim’s father had lodged a complaint at the Versova police station. Which was later transferred to Valiv. The victim’s mother works in TV shows and hence she used to accompany her mother on the sets. On the basis of the statement of the victim, the police arrested Pearl.