In a case of increasing instance of women’s insecurity in the State, Murugeswari, an actress who played Pooja’s friend a few years back in Bala’s award-winning Naan Kadavul, has been molested in broad daylight in Theni District.
Murugeswari played a beggar in the film and played Pooja’s friend who played a blind beggar in Naan Kadavul. 38-year old Murugeswari, a resident of Devadanapatti in Theni District, had been to Vathalagundu and was returning to her native place by bus.
After alighting from the bus, she was proceeding to her house when she came under attack.
A couple of youths, who were apparently following her from Vathalagundu and residing in the same locality, intercepted her and tried to molest her by tearing her clothes. Murugeswari’s cries for help brought passers-by to her help but by the time the youths even beat her up.
Murugeswari, in a state of shock, registered a complaint with the Devadanapatti Police who have been looking for the culprits now.