Thrissur: Kerala Police arrest actor Sreejith Ravi for flashing minors

According to a senior police officer, the complainant said actor Sreejith Ravi stepped out of his car and flashed his genitals to the girls.

ByK A Shaji

Published Jul 07, 2022 | 10:56 AM Updated Jul 23, 2022 | 5:13 PM

Sreejith Ravi

The Kerala Police on the morning of Thursday, 7 July, arrested Malayalam actor Sreejith Ravi after he was accused of flashing his genitals to two minor girls in Thrissur.

According to the cops, a case was registered against him on July 4 in the Thrissur district.

“The complainant said Ravi stepped out of his car and bared his genitals,” said a senior police officer.

The incident

“On 4 July, two girls ageing nine and 14 filed a complaint against Ravi. According to the minors, the actor flashed them near SN Park at Ayyanthol,“ said the city’s Commissioner of Police R Adithya.

He added that the police have registered a case under Section 11 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in this regard.

“Soon after we received the complaint, we collected CCTV footage from nearby houses and commercial establishments. In the CCTV footage, one can see the actor committing the crime,” said the commissioner.

He told reporters that the actor has confessed to the crime.

“He claimed that he is undergoing treatment for a behavioural disorder,” said Adithya.

A history of similar behaviour

This is not the first time Ravi has been booked for such an act.

He was booked in a similar case in 2016, when 14 schoolgirls from Palakkad accused him of flashing them in public.

Ravi is the son of veteran actor TG Ravi.

He made his acting debut with the 2005 film Mayookham.

He received his big break the same year with the film Chanthupottu, whose lead Dileep himself is now under the scanner in case of sexual assault of a Malayalam actress.

Ravi has worked in several Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil films.

His popular Malayalam films are Punyalan Agarbattis, Punyalan Private Limited, and Mission 90 Days.

He was part of Tamil movies like Kathakali, Vettai, Madha Yaanai Koottam, Asuravadham, and Kumki.