While working out with friends , Kannada actress Samyuktha Hegde was attacked , abused and assaulted in a Bangalore park by a lady called Kavitha Reddy and some men for wearing workout outfits in a public place. She was morally policed, by them for ‘indecent behaviour’ in public. She immediately recorded the entire altercation on Instagram live which showed her friends and her being assaulted by an elderly lady for wearing workout clothes in a public place.
The mob even threatened her that they would fix her name in the on-going drug racket scandal . Later, the actress stated in her Twitter to reveal the identity of the lady who abused her and her friends and tagged the official Twitter page of Bengaluru City Police. 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).”
Also she said in her Instagram post that , “After being in a democracy and following all the norms of social distancing, we were abused and ridiculed by Kavitha Reddy and the mob in Agara Lake for practicing our hula-hoop while wearing sportswear. Despite being polite and trying to solve the problem, the lady hit my friend and used disparaging remarks about me and my friends,”
“I was extremely disappointed with how the police who came to the location behaved, like nothing was wrong and spoke to her with respect while asked us to be quiet. The cops stood there while her mob harassed us and even after requesting the police continuously, they decided to stand there and support this (proof on igtv). Yesterday was really hard and it was so disturbing to go through this,” she added.
Samyuktha also complained in her post that the police complaint she filed against those people was never acknowledged. “We wrote the complaint and gave it to the police. The police present there refused to give us an acknowledgement for the same. It’s not easy being strong around people who are trying to break you, and having to listen to so many people harass us for doing nothing. THIS IS JUST WRONG,” she said.
Samyuktha Hegde was last seen in the Tamil film, Puppy. She is currently waiting to resume the shoot of her upcoming Kannada film, Thurthu Nirgamana. Many of her fans expressed their support showering praise on the actress for capturing the entire incident and posting it on social media.