A non-cognisable case for defamation was registered on the complaint of an actor who said her photograph was used in a news report in place of that of a senior citizen who was murdered allegedly by her son in Mumbai's Juhu area, a police official said on Thursday.
Complainant Veena Kapoor (73) has claimed the photograph, which appeared in a news report on some social media sites, had distressed her, the Dindoshi police station official said. The senior citizen who was killed allegedly over a property dispute and the actor share the same name, which may have caused the mix-up, he said.
"We have registered a non-cognisable case under section 500 of the Indian Penal Code for defamation. An inquiry into the case is underway," the Dindoshi police station official added.