Papu case: Now victim’s mother does an about-turn
Bhubaneswar: A day after the father of the teenage girl, Ollywood actor Tattwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom is accused of having sexually abused, stunned everyone with his claim that the girl produced in the court by the police to record her statement was not his daughter, the victim’s mother sprang another surprise by echoing her husband.
“My daughter was present at home all day on June 28, the day police claimed to have recorded her statement under Section 164 of CrPC,” she claimed while talking to OTV.
“My daughter is being falsely implicated in the case,” added.
Interestingly, the girl’s mother was present with her when a member of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), accompanied by an officer of the Mahila police station, had gone to her house to ask them about the allegation of sexual abuse originally made by Friends Foundation Trust, an NGO, on the basis of an interview with the minor girl on a local TV channel.
Meanwhile, Mahila Police on Wednesday sent a notice to father of the victim to depose before it to explain his stunning claim yesterday.
Police sources said the minor girl’s father has been asked to physically report at the Mahila Police station within seven days.
On Tuesday, the girl’s father had told OTV, “My daughter has not gone to court….They (police) may have taken another girl to the court and enacted the whole drama….My daughter was at home all day on June 28.”
During the interview, the victim’s father also wanted the case against the actor to be withdrawn claiming a settlement had been reached amicably between them. Vouching for the character of Papu, the victim’s father had mentioned that the actor is a gentleman and speaks to him frequently.
“I don’t want the matter to go any further…My daughter is in a tender age….The way the society is changing, I want my daughter to excel in studies…If this case continues, it might hamper her studies and also she may be disturbed mentally,” he had maintained.