Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Trouble seems to be mounting for Ollywood actor Tatwa Prakash Satpathy alias Papu Pom Pom. Two days after a complaint was lodged against him at the Mahila police station here accusing him of sexual misdemeanour with a minor girl, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Monday directed the Mahila Police to register a case against the actor for allegedly exploiting the minor girl physically on the pretext of giving her a break in Odia films.

A member of the CWC informed OTV that the police has been asked to register a case against the Ollywood comedian under Section 154 of CrPC. As per the direction of the CWC, a case against the actor’s associate, Pradeep Swain will also be filed.

The Commission has directed the police to record the statement of the victim under Section 164 of CrPC.

Anticipating trouble for the victim, the Commission has asked Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi to provide security to the victim and her family.

On June 25, a non government organisation — Friends Foundation Trust— had filed a complaint on behalf of the victim with the Mahila Police station accusing the actor of sexually exploiting and intimidating the minor girl after promising to get her roles in movies.

Apart from Papu, his aide Pradeep Swain was also named in the complaint.