Last month, an anonymous blogger claimed, in an online post, that Arunabh Kumar, founder of organised online entertainment network The Viral Fever (TVF), sexually harassed her while she was employed at his company. The 34-year-old denied all allegations and even went on to give Mumbai Mirror an interview on the subject.
In that interview, his statement "I am a heterosexual, single man and when I find a woman sexy, I tell her she's sexy. I compliment women. Is that wrong?" was discussed for days on social media; Kumar, has in fact been at the receiving end of several negative tweets and messages. Several people have also come out in his support.
The latest development is: An FIR against Kumar was filed at Mumbai's MIDC police station yesterday. The charges against him are under sections 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The investigation is underway.
We tried to contact Kumar at the time of filing his report but didn't receive a response.First Published : March 30, 2017