Shruti Haasan’s molester arrested; opens up about his crime

Zee Media Bureau/Resham Sengar

New Delhi: The stranger who had tried attacking actress Shruti Haasan at her Mumbai home on Tuesday morning, was arrested by the Bandra police on Saturday night, reports a daily.

The police said that the molester, Ashok Shankar Trimukhe, 32, works as a production assistant in Mumbai film city and will be produced at the Bandra Holiday Court on Sunday.

The police had registered a case under Section 354 and 452 of the Indian Penal Code. The accused was caught from his Dharavi residence. The man, who tried attacking Shruti, defended his case by claiming that he had gone to meet her in search for a job for his brother.

He had come to know via industry sources that a relative of Shruti, who is a fashion designer, is looking to hire people for his office work. He had even written his correct name in the guest diary of Shruti’s building before entering the premises. But when the actress went to answer the doorbell, she did not feel like entertaining the unknown stranger. The accused says that the fear of getting misunderstood led him to misbehave with the actress. He even informed the security guard before leaving the venue.

The daily also reports that Ashok Shankar Trimukhe has worked in the film industry for 18 years and is also a member of the Film Studio Union.