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Malayalam actress molestation case: Police says took best foot forward; probe on

A Popular south cinema actor was allegedly abducted in Kerala’s Kochi town and molested by a five-member gang who took pictures and videos before letting her off.

regional movies Updated: Mar 30, 2017 18:26 IST
Agencies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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The Malayalam actor (face blurred) has appeared in more than 100 films in her career(ANI Photo)

A day after popular Malayalam actress was allegedly abducted and molested by her driver in Ernakulam district of Kerala, the Director General of Police (DGP) Loknath Behera said they are investigating the case, adding they would get back to media after detailed study of the case.

“We have taken the best foot forward. We are investigating the case. I was told that these are all known people so we will do a good job in investigating that,” Behera told media here.

The other thing that how it happened, at what time it happened and under what circumstances it happened, I have to get the details. Something is clumsy somewhere, we are trying to find it out,” he added.

He further requested the media to work responsibly while reporting the case.

On being questioned about the law and order situation in Kerala, the DGP said: “We are not making a police state that everywhere I will go and check. That is not required in Kerala. I will not get into the details, let us get the fact then we will get back to you.”

Earlier in the day, a case of attempted rape was filed after the actress was allegedly abducted and molested last night.

Her former driver Martin, who worked with the actress for a day, has been arrested and another driver Sunil, who, according to police, is the prime accused, is absconding.

The incident, reportedly, took place while the victim was returning from a shoot, when Sunil and Martin forcefully entered the car and tried to take her pictures.

According to police, the actress was held in the car for an hour, after which, she was dropped near her residence at around 10.30 pm.

First Published: Feb 19, 2017 01:31 IST