Telugu actor Madala Ravi, the son of filmmaker Madala Ranga Rao, was arrested by Hyderabad Cyber Crime police on Wednesday. The medical practitioner-turned-actor had misbehaved with a 22-year-old girl by sending morphed photographs of her to her fiancé's father in order to foil her scheduled marriage. He was booked for molestation under the Criminal Amendment Act, 2013 (Nirbhaya Act).
According to reports, the girl's father, a resident of Shaikpet filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police on August 11. In his complaint, he had claimed that Madala Ravi had allegedly sent WhatsApp messages to the father of his would-be son-in-law's phone from his own wife's phone. The messages stated that he and the girl were having a secret relationship and they should not take the marriage alliance forward.
The morphed photos featured Madala Ravi having an intimate relationship with the girl. "He sent the messages as if his wife was informing about his and the girl's relationship to her fiancé's family. However, during investigation, his wife was found innocent as he had used the phone without her knowledge," the Deccan Chronicle quotes Ms Janaki Sharmila, additional DCP, crime of Cyberabad as saying.
During the interrogation, Madala Ravi has admitted that he had secret feelings for the girl, says police sources. We bring you rare pictures and some interesting details about the actor. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Soviet Educated Doctor
Madala Ravi is basically a medical practitioner and he has done his medical education in Soviet Russia.
Madala Ravi's Acting Debut
Madala Ravi made his acting debut with the Telugu movie Nenu Saitham, which featured him in the lead role.
Madala Ravi In Broker 2
Later, Madala Ravi worked with talented artiste Posani Krishna Murali in director Maddineni Ramesh's film Broker 2.
Madala Ravi's Break From Films
Madala Ravi took a break from films owing to his professional and personal commitments for a few years.
Madala Ravi Comeback
After a few years, Madala Ravi announced to make a comeback into films. He decided to act in regular mainstream films, but he failed to sustain in the industry.
Madala Ravi's Marriage Life
Madala Ravi is already married and has also got children. Despite having a wife he had secret feelings for another girl. He tried to stop her marriage by sending alleged messages from his wife's mobile.
Madala Ravi's Misbehaviour
"The victim has stated that he also made physical advances on her in his car and misbehaved with her. He used his wife's mobile phone in order to convince the family of her fiancé that the girl was having a relationship with him," said cyber crime inspector S. Rajasekhar Reddy.
Ravi Threatened Girl's Father
When the girl's father confronted him, Madala Ravi blackmailed him and threatened him with dire consequences, says police sources.