Director Omar Lulu faces rape charges, police launch probe

Photo: Omar Lulu/ Instagram.

Kochi: Kerala police have registered a rape case against Malayalam film director Omar Lulu based on a woman's complaint.
An officer of the Ernakulam Rural police said on Tuesday that an investigation was launched after registering an FIR against the director based on the woman's complaint, reportedly a young actor.

Cops said the Kochi City police commissioner received the complaint, and after the FIR was lodged, the case was transferred to the Nedumbassery police station under the Ernakulam rural police, as the crime was committed under its jurisdiction.
Omar Lulu has been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 376 (Punishment for rape), the official said.  Meanwhile, the director has refuted the allegation. He said the complainant was trying to defame him for not giving her a role in his movie.

(With PTI inputs)

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