Suspect in Malayalam actress molestation case detained from actor-director's flat

The gang members forcefully entered her car and assaulted her inside the moving vehicle in Kochi.

Mumbai: In a sensational turn of events, the Kerala police, that had been investigating the assault and molestation of a popular Malayalam actress, has taken one more person into custody, from a flat that is believed to belong to a young actor-director from the industry.

The detainee is believed to have been one of the gang members, who attacked the actress in a moving car in Kochi. If the detainee is affirmed to be linked to the case, the Police will arrest the owner of the flat.

The development has put more suspicion on the Malayalam film industries involvement in the crime, since the Police have also found out that a person from the actress’ film unit had leaked her itinerary to the goons.

A prominent Mollywood actor had also been interrogated by the police early today, in association with the case.

Four people from the actress’ latest film unit have been reportedly under the Police’s scanner.

The incident took place on Friday night when the actress was traveling to Kochi from her house in Thrissur. The gang followed her in a tempo traveler and hit her vehicle from behind when it reached Athani near Nedumbassery.

The gang members forcefully entered her car and assaulted her inside the moving vehicle over the next three hours. They clicked her semi-nude pictures and recorded videos as the car was driven around Kochi. Finally, the attackers left her in the car near Padamughal and escaped in the tempo that was trailing behind.

The police has lodged an FIR with IPC sections 376 (rape), 365 (kidnap), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) 341 (wrongful restraint) 506 (criminal intimidation) and provisions under the IT Act.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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