Singer Papon has been caught on camera forcing himself upon a minor girl. A complaint has been filed against him under the POCSO Act.
In a video going viral, Papon is seen kissing a minor girl. It reportedly happened during the shoot of a Holi celebration on the sets of a Hindi singing reality show. The girl is one of the contestants on the show that Papon is mentoring. The singer allegedly touched the minor inappropriately and kissed her.
Here is #Papon 's video. Found his behaviour with the minor girl he is mentoring totally inappropriate. Pulling her face and kissing the girl is totally uncalled for no matter how affectionate you feel as her mentor. This definitely comes under "Bad Touch". #ProtectOurChildren pic.twitter.com/MJe8wzd0sb
— ruchi kokcha (@ruchikokcha) February 23, 2018
A Supreme Court lawyer has filed a complaint against Assamese singer, Angarag Papon Mahanta, popularly known as Papon, with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for an ‘inappropriate’ act of showing affection to a minor girl, reports Firstpost. The singer was allegedly seen kissing the girl – who is among the contestants of a reality show he is mentoring – on a Facebook live video. The video still features on the singer’s official page.
— ANI (@ANI) February 23, 2018
Lawyer, Runa Bhuyan, said in the complaint, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colours on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girls participating in reality shows across India.”
Partha Gogoi, Papon’s manager, told a local website Guwahati Plus, “The act was not meant to hurt the sentiments of any individual, and that it was not wrong in any manner, which is why they see no reason to pull down the video from the official Facebook page of Papon.” He added that the girl’s father has also issued a statement requesting media channels to not “drag the issue.”
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