A non-cognisable case for defamation was registered on the complaint of an actor who said her photograph was used in a news report in place of that of a senior citizen who was murdered allegedly by her son in Mumbai’s Juhu area, a police official said on Thursday.
Yes, you read it right. A few days ago we read the news that actress Veena Kapoor was murdered by her own son over property. While reporting that news, a news agency used a wrong picture. The picture used was of another actress by the same name. Complainant Veena Kapoor (73) has claimed the photograph, which appeared in a news report on some social media sites, had distressed her, the Dindoshi police station official said.
The senior citizen who was killed allegedly over a property dispute and the actor share the same name, which may have caused the mix-up, he said.
“We have registered a non-cognisable case under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code for defamation. An inquiry into the case is underway,” the Dindoshi police station official added.