Vinta Nanda on Alok Nath: I have to go for a physical medical test now, 20 years later

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The #MeToo movement started by actress Tanushree Dutta stirred the entire nation and it followed revelations of big names from the industry like Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath among others. Noted writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused actor Alok Nath of raping her 19 years ago. The actor denied all the allegations and Vinta lodged an FIR against him for raping her. News agency ANI confirmed the news tweeting, “Mumbai Police Additional CP Manoj Sharma says, ‘Oshiwara Police has registered an FIR against Alok Nath under section 376 of IPC (rape) on the complaint filed by Writer Vinta Nanda.’”

While having a conversation with Barkha Dutt, Vinta said, “I had filed a police complaint. It took three weeks for them to call me back and say yes we will now file an FIR, which happened last week. Along with the filing of the FIR, which normally should’ve led to him being arrested or at least being investigated, now the onus is back on me.”

She also said that she has to go for a medical test after twenty years. “I have to go for a physical medical test now, twenty years later. I read in the paper today where they’ve said I have to undergo a medical check and only then, they will be able to proceed with the case,” she added.

She said that back then, she didn’t have the courage to go to the police and file a complaint. “Silence manifests in different ways. If you’re not the kind of person to be silent, if you are the person who confronts things and deals with them in an empowered way, you are worse off dealing with the silence within you because you’ve internalized something which isn’t natural to you at all,” said Vinta.

We wish all the victims who have lodged complaints against the sexual offenders should get justice as soon as possible.

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