A few days ago, model and photographer Vasanta Paul shared a post on Facebook describing how he saved a girl from being gangraped while coming back after watching Rajinikanth’s Kabali and having a good time with his friends. The post instantly went viral on social media and the guy became a hero in the eyes of many. Well, looks like he cooked the whole story or probably too inebriated to remember that it probably never happened.
Reportedly, when the police asked him to take them to the spot, he couldn’t find the exact place and could also not explain the chronology of events. On top of that, the police could not trace the woman or the auto driver Paul claimed had helped them.
“As far as the police is concerned, the case is closed as we are unable to trace the victim or the autorickshaw driver either,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Kalyan told The NEWS Minute. Though the marks on his body cannot be explained.
According to NDTV, Paul was “intoxictaed” when the incident happened which is why he didn’t go to the police station to narrate the incident. In his post, he had written that the girl didn’t want to file an FIR for the incident.
In his defence, Paul has posted on Facebook, “I dint do or am doing this for any publicity, so technically I dont care what the world says.. I know what happened, the girl knows what happened.. My friends trust me and my family does too.. They’re all I care about.. and is one of the reasons why I am posting this.. cos they feel I have kept shut for way too long and I needed to speak up before the world makes further accusations.”
He also admitted that he was intoxicated and could not trace the spot because he didn’t visit that locality after 2007.
His Facebook post explaining the incident has been shared over 35,000 times and was widely covered by various media organizations including IndianExpress.com. You can read his full post here.
“I neither want to be a celebrity/superhero/Rajnikanth or therealkabali, nor do i want to be that messed up psychopath who’d post such a thing for cheap publicity,” he writes.