The Kerala police is set to soon reopen its probe into the abduction and assault of a prominent Malayalam actor in February this year, according to reports. The South Zone ADGP B Sandhya has reportedly collected the statement of the actor once again on Thursday.
Media reports claim that the police is restarting the probe as new information has been received regarding the possible involvement of another actor, who is alleged to be associated with the main accused in the case Pulsar Suni.
However, there has been no official confirmation from the police with regard to either the new information received or the probe being reopened.
Unofficial reports from police personnel say that they received information from a jail inmate who is sharing a cell with Pulsar Suni. Reports say that Suni had revealed some details about the case to his jail-mate Jinson. When this came to light, the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate ordered that Jinson be brought to court and his statement be recorded.
Earlier, in an interview to the Malayalam magazine Vanitha, the actor had alleged that she had enemies in the film industry, and that her abduction and assault were part of a conspiracy.
In an incident that shocked the Malayalam film world and Kerala as a whole, the actor was abducted on February 18 by a gang of men and driven around Kochi city for hours, during which she was subjected to sexual assault.
Soon after the incident, the prime accused Pulsar Suni had absconded, with the police unable to track him down until he dramatically tried to surrender before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Ernakulam. Before Suni could reach the Magistrate, however, he was taken into custody by the police.