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Kerala: ACP to face sexual harassment case on actor's wife complaint


Thiruvananthapuram, Nov.29 (HS): On the complaint of the wife of an actor, the court has ordered
to register an FIR against the police officer of ACP rank and start
investigation. The complainant has accused ACP S Suresh of Mattancherry for
sexual harassment.

The court
has ordered the police to register a case under sections 354 (a), 354, 294 (b)
and 448 of the IPC. According to the complainant, the alleged incident took
place on 9 July 2016. At that time, the accused was posted as a Circle
Inspector at Pattambi Police Station.

The woman
said that the police officer reached her house at nine o'clock in the night. He
asked for water in the hall there. When the woman went to fetch water in the
kitchen, it is alleged that the police officer also reached there and
misbehaved with her. 

The woman
and her family avoided formally filing a complaint first, fearing for their
safety. In 2018, the victim and her husband filed a complaint to the
Superintendent of Police of Palakkad District and the Chief of Police of the

The police
chief sent the complaint to the SP of Palakkad. When the police
did not take any action in this matter, the victim woman filed a petition with
the Pattambi Judicial First Class Magistrate.