The female Malayalam actor, who was abducted and sexually assaulted in February 2017, recently wrote to the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking further investigation in the case, The New Indian Express reported.
The actor broke her silence after special public prosecutor (SPP), VN Anilkumar, resigned from the case last week. In her letter to the CM, she noted that two special prosecutors had stepped down one after the other during the trials. She urged the CM to examine the reasons behind the trend of quitting and appoint a capable SPP at the earliest. A copy of the letter was submitted to the State Police Chief.
Expressing her distress, she urged the CM to investigate the case with reference to recent revelations made by director Balachandra Kumar and help her get justice.
Earlier last week, Balachandra Kumar revealed in various interviews with media outlets that actor Dileep was in possession of visuals of the sexual assault, even before he watched it along with his lawyer at the magistrate’s chamber in December 2017. Balachandrakumar alleged that the audio in the original clip was enhanced for Dileep’s viewing, according to a report by The News Minute.
On February 17, 2017, the actor was abducted while she was travelling from Kochi to Thrissur in Kerala. She was sexually assaulted and then dropped near the residence of director Lal. Soon after the incident, the first accused in the abduction case, Pulsar Suni, the driver of the vehicle she was assaulted in, was arrested. In June 2017, Pulsar Suni revealed that Dileep had conspired in the assault.
The survivor has now questioned why nothing has been done to look into the fresh allegations raised by Balachandra Kumar against actor Dileep. Noting that the allegations need to be investigated, she wrote, “I seek justice.” The report noted that the actor is yet to get any reply from the CM’s office.
Following this, actor Dileep who is the 8th accused in this case has lodged a complaint against the investigation officer in the case, Baiju Paulose, to the Chief Minister and State Police Chief, according to a report by Mathrubhumi. In the complaint, he alleged that the new revelations were based on a conspiracy between Balachandra Kumar and officer Paulose. He added that Kumar’s statement was framed by Paulose in a bid to wreck the trail.
He said that the resignation of the SPP has created a blockage in the trial procedures. He urged the concerned officials to check the phone call details of Balachandra Kumar and Baiju Paulose. He also requested that the case not be investigated further. Dileep also wrote that Balachandra Kumar came up with these revelations during the release of the former’s new film Keshu Ee Veedinte Nadhan because the director had a vendetta against him since he refused to give dates for a film.