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Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep now accused of forging medical documents

Actor Dileep is one of the key accused in the abduction and assault on leading Malayalam actress in February this year.

regional movies Updated: Oct 20, 2017 16:07 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Malayalam actor Dileep is a key accused in the abduction and assault of a leading Malayalam actress in February.(PTI)

Malayalam actor Dileep, who is a key accused in the abduction and assault on an actress in February, could be headed for trouble. According to a report in The Hindu, the actor allegedly produced forged documents to mislead investigators.

During interrogation, the actor had claimed that he had been unwell and was undergoing treatment for fever at a private hospital in Aluva for a week from February 14. As proof he had furnished a set of documents regarding the treatment administered by the hospital.

However, a follow-up investigation by the special investigation team (SIT) showed that while the actor did visit the hospital that day, he did not get admitted.

“He attempted to create an impression that he was hospitalised when the crime was committed. He had procured these documents, including a medical certificate from the same doctor, sometime later,” the investigators were quoted as saying.

The investigators added that they had got evidence that he had visited other film locations during that period. Further, they recorded the statement of the doctor and nursing staff at the hospital who had treated Dileep.

In their defence, the hospital said that they had handed over whatever details of the treatment that was administered to him. They added that Dileep was never admitted but was treated as an outpatient. “He used to visit the hospital every morning to take medicines and returned a couple of hours later. A paramedical staff was regularly sent to his residence to give a shot every evening,” they said.

The fresh input came even as the SIT was holding a meeting on Thursday about naming Dileep as the first accused in the supplementary chargesheet, the report added.

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First Published: Oct 20, 2017 15:54 IST