The actress said, “I was extremely disappointed with how the police who came to the location behaved, like nothing was wrong and spoke to her with respect while asked us to be quiet.”
Actress Samyuktha Hegde was attacked on the grounds of “moral policing” on Saturday. Hegde alleged thatshe and her friends were assaulted by a stranger for wearing gym outfits in a public place.
A woman by the name Kavitha Reddy was accused of moral policing, abusing as well physical assault for the puny thought of sporting gym wear in a public area. She was joined in with other onlooking men for moral policing the women. Hedge recorded the complete incident on her Instagram live and wrote about it on the same app as well. A man was also seen threatening Samyuktha that he will lie to the media that she was allegedly doing drugs. Reddy had called the police to book Hedge and her friends on the grounds of public indecency.
In her Instagram Post she penned, “After being in a democracy and following all the norms of social distancing, we were abused and ridiculed by Kavitha Reddy and the mob in Agara Lake for practicing our hula-hoop while wearing sportswear. Despite being polite and trying to solve the problem, the lady hit my friend and used disparaging remarks about me and my friends.”
I was extremely disappointed with how the police who came to the location behaved, like nothing was wrong and spoke to her with respect while asked us to be quiet. The cops stood there while her mob harassed us and even after requesting the police continuously, they decided to stand there and support this (proof on IGTV). Yesterday was really hard and it was so disturbing to go through this. We wrote the complaint and gave it to the police. The police present there refused to give us an acknowledgement for the same. It’s not easy being strong around people who are trying to break you, and having to listen to so many people harass us for doing nothing. THIS IS JUST WRONG,” she ended.
The videos showcased the whole incident. There was even a segment, where Reddy can be seen advancing and physically assaulting one of the actress‘ friends.
Several Netizens were enraged by the act and supported the actress over her altercation. Online Platforms like Instagram and Twitter were filled with immense support for Hedge and rage against the “Moral Policing” act. This is one of the many incidents where “Moral Policing” has been filmed and condemned online, especially during lockdown. (Source)