Popular South Indian actress ‘Bhavana’ was forced in a car and raped by a five-member gang who took pictures and sex videos before letting her off - police said.
Karthika Menon

The incident took place when the actress was returning home from a film shoot. The gang boarded her car when it stopped near a traffic red light and raped Bhavana for almost two hours inside the vehicle.

After the attack, the abductors fled in another car and Bhavana sought refuge in a director friend’s house. The 30-year-old actress lodged a police complaint later in the night.

Bhavana's former driver Martin has been booked while the co-accused Sunil is on the run. Investigations have shown that both Martin and Sunil used to work for her as drivers.

The police said:

We are looking for another accused in the case and hopeful that he will be arrested soon.

Bhavana, whose real name is Karthika Menon, is a popular face in South India and has acted in more than 75 films in several languages, including Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. She made her acting debut when she was 16 years old.


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