Renowned singer Papon has landed himself in trouble after reportedly kissing a minor girl. A complaint has been filed against the singer and reality TV judge, accusing him of sexually assaulting a girl.
Runa Bhuyan, a Supreme Court lawyer, filed a complaint with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon. She found an objectionable video where the singer could be seen applying colour to the girl and kissing her inappropriately. He has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) as it is a case of assaulting a minor girl. This incident happened during a Holi celebration with the reality show contestants and the victim was a girl Papon was mentoring at that time.
Runa Bhuyan’s complaint reads, “I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colours on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girl participating in reality shows across India.”
Also, in her complaint, Runa has requested “an inquiry under section 7 and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012.”
She even took to Facebook and posted her reaction to the incident and wrote, “The Papon’s video going viral raises serious concern regarding safety and security of kids participating in reality shows. It was appalling to see how Papon was abusing the minor child in the video. I have filed a complaint today with the commission for protection of child rights for taking cognizance of this serious issue. I really hope in near future we will be able to create a safe and better place for our children to grow and prosper.”
Singer Papon is famous for the songs such as “Moh moh ke dhage” “Jiyein Kyun” “Sun le re” that he has sung in various Bollywood films.