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Malayalam film director faces rape charges, police launch probe

The police refused to disclose further details of the case.

Filmmaker Omar Lulu

By: Mohnish Singh

Kerala police have registered a rape case against Malayalam film director Omar Lulu based on a complaint filed by a woman.

An officer of the Ernakulam Rural police said on Tuesday that an investigation has been launched after registering an FIR against the director based on the complaint of the woman, reportedly a young actress.

He said that the complaint was received by the Kochi City police commissioner and after the FIR was lodged, the case was transferred to the Nedumbassery police station under the Ernakulam rural police, as the crime was committed under its jurisdiction.

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Lulu has been charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 376 (Punishment for rape), the official said.

The police refused to disclose further details of the case.

Lulu has not reacted to the developments.

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