THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Art and culture are supposed to lead humanity to goodness, but the attack against a woman actor and the subsequent incidents point to the degeneration of the sector in the state, CPM veteran and Administrative Reforms Commission chairman V S Achuthanandan has said. He was speaking after inaugurating a protest programme organised by women mediapersons in the capital to express solidarity with the actor. “In this case, the actor did not get support and is also being subjected to mental torture,” he said.
Achuthanandan said the Malayalee’s life has underwent a sea change with the passage of time. “While the changes were supposed to do good for the society, it did not happen,” he said. Congress leader V M Sudheeran said there were targeted attempts to mentally torture the actor and influence the law enforcers.
“Unfortunately, they include people’s representatives who are supposed to stand with the victim,” he said.
Sudheeran said the investigation into the case was a test for the police to prove its trustworthiness. “Police investigation is progressing apparently fair. Now they should submit scientific evidence before the court and ensure maximum penalty for the accused,” he said. Senior journalist Geetha Nazir said the womanhood in the state is anxious over the the change in stand of some prominent persons.