Kozhikode: Saniyo Manomi, the reporter transferred to Kochi following controversy surrounding fake abuse video Asianet filmed using a minor girl, has resigned her job from Asianet. Saniyo, who was based at Kannur bureau of the news channel, was abruptly transferred to Kochi.
The Fake Video: On 10 Nov 2022, Asianet in its roving reporter series on drug abuse, broadcast interview with a 14-year-old school girl. The interviewer is Naufal bin Yousuf. The girl, whose identity remains covered, narrates story of drug abuse and sexual exploitation. The story however fake in the sense that, the minor was simply made to appear like a victim narrating her ordeal while it was voice recording of another episode three months prior where, another minor girl was similarly interviewed by the Kannur reporter Saniyo Manomi.
As truth abot the fake video caught wide attention, Asianet transferred Saniyo from Kannur bureau to Ernakulam and Naufal bin Yousuf to Kozhikode.