Two more held for actor's molestation

Two more held for actor's molestation
The police on Sunday arrested two more suspects in connection with the abduction and molestation of a popular actor in Kochi.

The two men were arrested from Coimbatore by a police team from Aluva in the early hours of Sunday. The actor was reportedly abducted and molested by a gang of five men in a moving car near Kochi on Friday night. Martin, a native of Thrissur, who drove the film unit vehicle the actor was travelling in, was arrested on Saturday.

The police said six men were involved in the incident. A look-out notice for the suspects has been issued.  A magistrate court had on Saturday recorded the actor’s statement.

The accused had staged an accident after ramming the vehicle into the car the actor was travelling in near Angamaly. After forcibly entering the car, three men molested the 30-year-old actor and photographed her during the act.

Martin followed the car in the culprits’ vehicle for about two hours before the men dropped the actor near Palarivattom. Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, who has faced criminal cases and had earlier worked as the actor’s driver, has been identified as the key suspect in the case.

On Sunday, a forensic team collected evidence from the culprits’ vehicle that was found abandoned in the city. The culprits are learnt to have taken the vehicle on rent from a food-catering outlet.   Popular actor and CPM MLA from Kollam Mukesh said Sunil had earlier worked for him as a driver, leading to questions over criminals getting employment in the film industry.

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