Three women file sexual assault complaint against Kochi makeup artist Anez Anzare

TNM spoke to one of many complainants, who mentioned that she and two others have filed a complaint with the Kochi Commissioner.
Over the final two weeks, Kerala has witnessed a wave of #MeToo, with many women popping out with sexual abuse allegations against Sujeesh PS, a tattoo artist who ran the studio Inkfected in Kochi. While Sujeesh was arrested by police on March 3, allegations have surfaced against one other man now — makeup artist Anez Anzare. Three women filed a complaint against him with the Kochi Commissioner of Police, Nagaraju, of Police on Thursday, March 10.

TNM spoke to one of many complainants, Disha*, who mentioned that Anez allegedly sexually abused her in 2015, on the day of her engagement. “I’ve dealt with the trauma by retaining it inside for a very long time. I by no means spoke out, till I noticed the allegations against the tattoo artist (Sujeesh) on social media. It simply triggered one thing in me after retaining it bottled up for thus lengthy. An actor shared the story of the tattoo artist, seeing which I wrote to her about my very own expertise, and she or he shared my story after asking me. In 3-4 hours, 5-6 individuals had reached out alleging abuse by the identical makeup artist and the identical patterns,” she mentioned.
“I realised that what occurred to me was not a lone incident. I assumed that I alone had gone by it. Knowing I used to be not alone gave me braveness,” Disha mentioned. Speaking concerning the day of the alleged sexual assault, she shared, “It’s well-known, the form of stress that’s on a girl on the day of the marriage. I knew what occurred was incorrect, however I simply form of froze… I used to be scared.”
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The 32-year-old instructed TNM that on Friday, she and two different women have despatched their written complaints to the commissioner and can quickly go to the designated police station to file their statements, so {that a} First Information Report (FIR) will be registered. The Commissioner, Nagaraju, confirmed to TNM that the women can electronic mail their complaints against Anez. “We are gathering extra particulars to register FIRs on the Palarivattom police station,” he mentioned. 
According to an Instagram account that goes by the title of Arshootti (and can also be one of many complainants against Sujeesh), round 10 women have come ahead with allegations against Anez. Further, the survivors have began an Instagram web page known as “InSolidarity2022”, the place others can come ahead to share testimonies and even search authorized recommendation and assist in the event that they need to file a complaint. 

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