Complaint against popular Indian singer for kissing minor on reality show
The music director, singer and composer Papon, kissed a minor girl who participated in the music reality show. The video related to this is circulating in social media. Natives who have seen the video are surprised by the singer’s behaviour. The Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan, has filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act saying that the singer has “committed sexual assault”.
Papon is one of judge on ‘The Voice India Kids’ show along with Shaan, Himesh Reshammiya. On Tuesday, he went live on his Facebook page. After singing a Holi staple Rang Barse, he approaches the girl, smears colour on her face and kisses her.
“I am shocked to see the behaviour of the said singer Angarag Papon Mahanta towards a minor girl where he is seen to be applying colors on a minor girl and inappropriately kissing the said girl. On seeing the video, I am seriously concerned regarding the safety and security of minor girl participating in reality shows across India,” her complaint said. She also suggested that guidelines need to be set up to protect children from “such assaults” in reality shows.
As of Mr. Papon not responded regarding this and Police not registered any complaint on him. Papon singer for Assam sang many hit songs. He sang songs from Burfe, Befikre, Sultan, Dum Laga Ke Haisha etc.