Kannada actress Samyuktha Hegde and her friends were attacked and abused by a group of people while they were working out at a park in Bengaluru. They were morally policed and accused of “indecent behaviour”. Samyuktha who is a fitness enthusiast is often shown teaching fans hula loop on her social media.
“I was practising the hula hoops and my other friends were doing their workout when an elderly lady walked up to us and began abusing us in the choicest of language. ‘ “Are you cabaret dancers? What sort of clothes are you wearing? [email protected]&&&@s! If you wear such clothes and something happens to you the next time, don’t come crying to anyone,” ‘ she told us and continued hurling abuses. Soon after, about ten boys joined her,” shares a visibly shaken Samyuktha.
The actress was working out with her friends at a park near Agara lake in Bengaluru. They were subjected to abuse and moral policing for wearing sports outfit in public. The lady in the video has now been identified as Kavitha Reddy.
“Then they surrounded us and locked us in following which the lady charged towards my friend and assaulted her. I taped all this on camera. We were then for colt taken to the local station and she continued ranting against us. One of the cops thankfully said we had done nothing wrong and sent us off,” states Samyuktha. The actor though is alarmed and disturbed after the incident. “This was on broad daylight and in a public park. And a woman who insulted and hurled abuse at us for simply wearing workout clothes and exercising in a park. And that too in central Bengaluru. What wrong did we do that my friends and I had to go through this trauma and shamed for no fault of ours? It’s high time we questioned such behaviour where people play moral police and torture them without reason. And we hear of such incidents so often. This has got to stop,” sums up Samyuktha.
Take a look at her post here:
Samyuktha later took to her Twitter to reveal the identity of the lady who assaulted and abused them. She wrote, “The future of our country reflects on what we do today. We were abused and ridiculed by Kavitha Reddy at Agara Lake @BlrCityPolice @CPBlr There are witnesses and more video evidence I request you to look into this #thisisWrong (sic).”
The future of our country reflects on what we do today. We were abused and ridiculed by Kavitha Reddy at Agara Lake@BlrCityPolice @CPBlr
There are witnesses and more video evidence
I request you to look into this#thisisWRONG
Our side of the storyhttps://t.co/xZik1HDYSs pic.twitter.com/MZ8F6CKqjw
— Samyuktha Hegde (@SamyukthaHegde) September 4, 2020
The actress gained huge support from her fans who praised her for being brave and capturing the whole incident on camera. On the work front, Samyuktha Hegde was last seen in the Tamil film, Puppy. She is currently awaiting to resume working for her Kannada film, Thurthu Nirgamana, directed by Hemanth Kumar.
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