The organiser of Sutradhar Theatre Group, Vinay Varma arrested
Vinay Varma, Sutradhar Theatre Group organizer was taken into custody by Narayanaguda police on Tuesday on facing allegations of sexual harassment. He was sent for judicial remand after receiving a complaint from female students that he asked them to undress themselves during a workshop.
Going by the complaint lodged by a 21-year-old student, Vinay Varma has asked few girls to remove their upper garments before the male students in a workshop and upon rejecting they were asked to leave. To everyone’s surprise, the accused instead of feeling guilty has supported his actions saying that what he had done is a well-accepted practice across the globe.
Vinay was arrested under Sections 354 A (sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of IPC.