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Top Malayalam actress kidnapped; driver arrested

A group of men in a tempo traveller followed the actress as she was returning to Kochi from Thrissur on Friday night in her car.

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A popular Malayalam actress was kidnapped for some time in Kochi late Friday night. A group of men in a tempo traveller followed the actress as she was returning to Kochi from Thrissur on Friday night in her car. Near Nedumbassery International Airport in Athani, the tempo hit the car in which the actress was travelling. After a brawl ensued, the men in the tempo pushed aside Martin, the driver, and got into the car. It is reported that the men, keeping the actress hostage in the car, drove around for at least one-and-a-half hours in the city during which they took photos and videos of the actress. The gang dropped her at Palarivattom junction and fled away after which the actress herself drove the car to the home of a film producer who stayed nearby.

It is reported that the men, keeping the actress hostage in the car, drove around for at least one-and-a-half hours in the city during which they took photos and videos of the actress. The gang dropped her at Palarivattom junction and fled away after which the actress herself drove the car to the home of a film producer who stayed nearby.

Police sources told IEmalayalam.com that Martin, the man who was driving the star’s car, has been taken into custody as he is also suspected to be a part of the plot. Police said the act was planned two months ago by Sunil Kumar, a driver who was earlier employed by the actress. Sunil Kumar, who has criminal charges against him, was fired for which he is suspected to have held a grouse against the actress. While Kumar is the main conspirator in the case, the whole act of creating the facade of an accident, attacking Martin and later kidnapping the actress was done with the knowledge of Martin, police said. Martin was detained by the police early Saturday from Angamaly.

While Kumar is the main conspirator in the case, the whole act of creating the facade of an accident, attacking Martin and later kidnapping the actress was done with the knowledge of Martin, police said. Martin was detained by the police early Saturday from Angamaly.

A case has been filed under relevant sections for kidnap, criminal intimidation, molestation and under the IT Act for taking pictures without permission.