Mumbai: Popular Assamese singer Papon landed in trouble after his video went viral on social media where he is seen kissing a minor contestant from &TV’s The Voice India Kids. In the video, Papon is seen celebrating Holi with the contestants and while applying colour to a contestant’s face he planted a kiss on her lips.
According to reports, Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act saying that he has “committed sexual assault”.
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The contestant’s father, however, said that Papon is his daughter’s mentor and like a father figure to her. He requested the media not to pursue this matter further.
Reacting to all the allegations, Papon released a statement by updating a long post on his Twitter account to clarify his stance.
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