The Nilgiris district police have registered a case against a lawyer, the pastor of a church and a television channel for allegedly divulging information about a victim of sexual harassment during a television show.
According to the police, a minor girl, aged 13 had complained that the pastor, Suri Stephen, 54, had sexually harassed her. The police had registered a case against him in 2022.
Following this, his lawyer, Charles Vetrinathan, had appeared in an interview on a private television channel where he divulged information about the case and the victim.
Alleging that the revelations were damaging to the reputation of the victim, her mother lodged a complaint against Suri Stephen and Charles Vetrinathan. The police have registered a case against the two, and also against the television channel, and are investigating.