2 more arrested over Malayalam actress kidnapping

Kochi, Feb 19, 2017: Two more people who were involved in the kidnapping of a popular Malayalam film actress have been arrested, Kerala Police said on Sunday.

The two were arrested in Coimbatore on Saturday night.

The popular actress was abducted and molested when she was returning home from a shoot by unidentified persons who reportedly took pictures of her to blackmail her early on Saturday in Ernakulam district in Kerala.

Police have taken the driver of the actress, Martin, into custody. The actress reportedly told the police that her former driver was among those who forcefully entered her car.

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While the victim’s remark has now been recorded before a magistrate, the police probe team has zeroed down on six others who were in the gang, of which three have been already identified, while three others are yet to be identified.

Police chief Loknath Behra on Saturday claimed that they have identified those behind the “kidnap” of the actress and it is a matter of time before the entire gang is arrested.

Veteran producer Suresh Kumar whose wife, Maneka, a yesteryear actress, said that his wife too had a similar experience a few years ago at Kochi, when the prime suspect in the present case – Sunil, a driver in the film industry, chased her vehicle for some time.

“I did raise a complaint, but nothing happened,” said Kumar to the media.

Wefornews Bureau

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