02 June Friday

Asianet News Fake News Video: Sindhu Sooryakumar Questioned

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Monday Mar 27, 2023

Thiruvananthapuram : Asianet News Executive Editor Sindhu Sooryakumar was questioned by investigators in connection with filming fake video using a minor school girl. Sindhu was interrogated at Thampanoor police station by a special investigation team that arrived from Kozhikode.

Although Sindhu was served notice to attend  questioning, she failed to appear before authorities citing health reasons. So the investigating team decided to instead travel to Thiruvananthapuram and be done with it,  at least for now. Other accused namely, Asianet’s Kannur reporter Naufal bin Yousuf, the Resident Editor  Shahjahan Kaliyat and the minor girl's mother were all questioned recently. 

 Backdrop: The video titled “Narcotics is a dirty business” was aired in November of 2022 on Asianet channel. A 7th std girl student had featured as victim to drug gang and torture in that interview   It since however came to light that girl in this episode was no victim at all and that the narrative she appears to give is actually voice recording from another interview Asianet had broadcast three months earlier in August.