Kerala police had charged her under various sections of child pornography and obscenity, a charge she denied. The Kerala High Court had earlier denied her plea for anticipatory bail. She had appealed to the top court against this. Her plea came up before a bench led by Justice Arun Mishra. Her case was argued by senior advocate Gopal Shankarnarayan.
At the outset Justice Mishra said that he was baffled by the case which had landed before his bench towards the end of his tenure as a judge. On merits, he demanded to know how a mother could allow her children to paint on her body. “What will you do to your children’s morals? Why are you doing this nonsense?”
Shankaranarayan argued that the mother had taken a consistent position that while men walk around semi-naked, no eyebrows are raised, but a woman walking around similarly is treated as a lascivious and obscene.