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Youth files defamation case against two girls over viral video in Odisha capital

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Bhubaneswar: Romeo boy, who was thrashed by two girls at a park in Odisha capital, filed a defamation case against the girls at SDJM court here on Friday in connection with the viral video.

The case was registered under sections 500, 501 of IPC, IT Act 66 (A) and 67 against the girls and another youth who thrashed Kamal Agarwal at the park.

The SDJM court in Bhubaneswar received the complaint and ordered Chandrasekharpur police for a probe into the matter, said Kamal’s counsel.

“I have filed a defamation case against two girls along with another youth for beating me on false allegation in the park and damaging my personal and social status by making the video viral,” Kamal said.

He said that the claim made by one of the girls not to have shot the video and did not know another man, who was also seen in the video thrashing Kamal was absolutely false.

Both the person and the girl who shot the video used to do part time job as student traffic in Bhubaneswar and the incident was planned by them, Kamal said.

Besides, Kamal will demand for Rs 10 lakh compensation from the girls and the youth for defaming his social and personal image, sources said.

On the other hand, the two girls have lodged a complaint with Mahila police station alleging him of cheating them. One of the girls also claimed that she had no relation with the youth, who shot the video.

Their statement was recorded at SDJM court today under section 164 of CrPC. Earlier, police had recorded their statements under section 161 and 162 of CrPC on August 3 to probe the matter.

However, her roommate, who stays at a hostel in Jayadev Vihar, revealed that the youth used to come to that girl and they had close relationship. As the hostel manager was not happy with the attitude and behaviour of the girl, she was asked to leave the hostel, the roommate said on condition of anonymity.

Notably, the video featuring a youth was beaten up by two girls at Buddha Park in Bhubaneswar had gone viral on social media. The video was shot by the youth, who was seen in the second part of the video. The second part of the video was shot by one of the girls who thrashed Kamal at the park alleging deception.