On Wednesday, a case was registered against director Sreekumar Menon after Malayalam actor Manju Warrier filed a complaint with the state police chief Loknath Behera. To investigate the case, a special team has been floated under the crime branch deputy superintendent of police in Thrissur.
“After going through her complaint we came to the conclusion that it needs more investigation. So a case was registered in Thrissur East police station and crime branch DySP C D Sreeniwasan will investigate it,” said DGP Loknath Behera.
In her complaint, Manju has accused the director of having abused her verbally on the sets of a movie and said his behavior caused extreme mental distress and trouble to her.
She also said she faced threats to her life. She also accused Menon of orchestrating a social media campaign “to defame her and hound her out of the industry”. The two were said to be very close and engaged in some business ventures. They reportedly had a falling out after the release of the movie “Odiyan” directed by Menon.
After she filed the complaint, Menon took to social media and alleged that Manju had forgotten all the hardships and good things that he had done for her. He said he came to know about the complaint through media and he will co-operate with the investigation.
Police said the case was registered under Section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (word, gesture or act intending to insult the modesty of any woman) and other sections of the IPC. Police will record the statement of Manju in a couple of days and summon Menon for questioning later.