Malayalam actress abduction case: I’m not scared of anyone, says Dileep after being sent to jail

Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested by police in Kochi on Monday evening after being questioned for about 5 hours. He will now be sent to Aluva sub-jail, which is 25 km from Kochi. Dileep's arrest has sent a shock wave across the Malayalam film industry.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published:July 11, 2017 12:01 pm
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Malayalam film star Dileep was remanded to 14-day judicial custody on Tuesday morning in connection with the case involving abduction and sexual assault of a popular female actor. He was brought to the Magistrate house in Kochi under heavy police security and many who had gathered there to catch the glimpse of the actor booed Dileep as he stepped out of the police vehicle. While being taken to the prison, Dileep told the media, “I am not scared of anyone as I have not committed any crime.”

Dileep was arrested by police in Kochi on Monday evening after being questioned for about 5 hours. He will now be sent to Aluva sub-jail, which is 25 km from Kochi.

Dileep’s arrest has sent a shock wave across the film industry and it comes days after Pulsar Suni, the main accused in the case, had told the media that some “big sharks will fall.” About two weeks ago, Dileep and director Nadirshah was questioned by the Investigative Officers of the case for nearly 13 hours. Police took Nadirshah into custody on Monday after being questioned but an official confirmation on his arrest is awaited.

The initial reports suggest that the past enmity between Dileep and the survivor is the main reason for the crime. Dileep had allegedly hired Suni to settle the scores with the survivor.

The suspects in the case, held the female actor in question, hostage for more than two hours inside her car, when she was on her way to Kochi after finishing a shoot. She was allegedly sexually assaulted by her captors, who also reportedly recorded her ordeals in the moving car.

However, instead of giving into fear and intimidation, she filed a police complaint leading to several arrests, including Dileep’s. Her abduction and sexual assault took place on February 17. And soon Dileep’s name surfaced after Suni alleged that the crime was not committed just for the sake of money but he did it for someone else. The police, meanwhile, has also not ruled out more arrests in the case.

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      Arnab Goswami
      Jul 11, 2017 at 9:22 pm
      Lets the courts judge him. Media and the people should stop playing judge jury and executioner.
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        Jul 12, 2017 at 2:15 am
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          Arnab Goswami
          Jul 12, 2017 at 6:09 pm
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        Jul 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm
        The whole of the desi woods , bollywood , collywood, mollywood, tollywoods .... are run by antisocial, criminal obsessed thugs . Women are depicted naked with no clothes and what not is shown on the screens . Stuffs done in these _woods by heroes and celebrated will actually be criminal if done in real life . These woods are a total corrupting influence on the country , worse than ography . Women are shown no respect in this country due to these . Men are obsessed with hundreds of rapes and ual assaults every day . The bollywood songs of today are worse than ography . THese trash industry should be kicked and dumped in to the arabian sea and bay of bengal.
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          Jul 11, 2017 at 6:51 pm
          Effective prosecution and condign punishment is the only answer to such problems. The criminal justice system is in shambles but individual judges need to make up for ti. Let us hope the Court will give justice.
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            Raj V
            Jul 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm
            If it is proved, no body will respect the actor.
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              Gopal Sriniwasan
              Jul 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm
              Every Criminal claims innocence for the evil crimes committed until proven guilty.God Almighty is an eye witness unseen to the human eye who has his own way of delivering justice.
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