The Telangana Cyber Bureau (TGCSB), has filed an FIR against YouTuber Praneeth Hanumanthu for making 'distasteful' comments in a video. The controversial clip featured a group of men giving a sexual colour to a father-daughter bond, leading to a significant online backlash. Following the uproar, Praneeth Hanumanthu issued an apology. The Telangana Cyber Security Bureau is investigating the case and reported that all of Hanumanthu's phones were switched off, making it difficult to locate him. The incident came to light after actor Sai Dharam Tej flagged the video, tagging Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy and urging him to take necessary action to prevent such horrific acts in the future. The official added that efforts were ongoing to arrest Hanumanthu. Sudheer Babu Apologises for Casting Praneeth Hanumanthu in ‘Harom Hara’ Following ‘Disturbing’ Comments and Controversial Video, Says ‘Had No Idea What a Pathetic Creature He Is’.

The incident came to light when actor Sai Dharam Tej shared a post and voiced about the incident and wrote, "This is beyond gruesome, disgusting, and scary." His call to action prompted a response from the Chief Minister, who thanked the actor for bringing the issue to their attention. "Thank you for bringing to our notice this issue @IamSaiDharamTej garu. Child safety is the utmost priority for our government. We will look into this incident and take appropriate action," the Chief Minister said on X. Even Sudheer Babu shared a post and apologised to the audience for casting the YouTube. Sudheer Babu Set To Star in a Pan-India Supernatural Thriller; Film To Be Produced by Prerna Arora.

Sai Dharam Tej's Post

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy's Post

The Women Safety Wing of the Telangana Police and the DGP Telangana Police also responded to Tej's post. Addressing the inappropriate comments made about a child, an FIR has been filed with TGCyberBureau, and strict actions will follow. The Telangana police emphasised their commitment to protecting all citizens, especially children, and warned that offenders misusing social media for humour would face justice. "Our team @TelanganaCOPs is diligently identifying them," they stated.

The Women Safety Wings Of Telangana Police's Post

The Telangana government, in collaboration with the police, plans to intensify efforts to raise awareness about child safety and responsible social media use. The incident has highlighted the need for stricter regulations and more vigilant monitoring of online content to protect vulnerable individuals from such reprehensible behaviour.

Women and Child Helpline Numbers:

Childline India – 1098; Women’s Helpline – 181; National Commission for Women Helpline – 112; National Commission for Women Helpline Against Violence – 7827170170; Police Women / Senior Citizen Helpline – 1091/ 1291; Missing Child and Women – 1094.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2024 04:26 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website