The complaint against Sadayam Shoot & Edit, a studio in Vadakara town in Kozhikode was reportedly made after several women spotted morphed images of them at weddings, circulating on social media.
Sadayam studio was sealed by police after they recovered several documents and the two owners of the studio, Dineshan and Satheeshan were arrested along with the co-owners, the chief minister said as a reply in the Kerala Assembly. He also said that police was looking for Bibeesh, another person involved in the crime.
The news about the studio created a stir in the locality as the families who had hired these photographers were anxious after the morphing incident came to light.
CK Nanu pointed out that that the incident had serious implications and that people wanted the government to ensure the criminals were punished severely.
The Kerala State Women's Commission had also initiated a case in the matter, directing the Superintendent of Police to form a special team to probe the issue under their supervision.