The abduction and alleged sexual assault of a well-known Malayalam actor has proved to be one of the cases that tainted the image of the state police. The inability of the police to nab the prime accused in the case, Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, attracted widespread criticism. They had to wait till he arrived in a court to surrender, to arrest him, after six days of the crime.
Even after keeping him in police custody for nine days, the police are yet to unearth any relevant information, which could facilitate further probe. The accused who is suspected to have links with high-profile crime mafia, has been changing his statements during interrogation. This has prompted the police to request the court, for subjecting Suni and another accused Vijeesh to a lie detector test.
Police have still not been able to trace the mobile phone, which the accused allegedly used, to shoot the abuse the actor was subjected to, in a moving car. The police took Suni to Wagamon in Idukki, one of his hideouts, in search of the mobile, but in vain.
After committing the alleged crime in Kochi, the accused first went to Coimbatore and then to Wagamon. According to reports, Suni, in the initial days of interrogation, told the police that he had thrown the mobile into a drain. Later he changed his statement saying that it was thrown into Goshree Lake in Kochi. According to a Malayalam daily, it’s these contradictions in the statements that have prompted the police to go for a lie detector test.
The actor was abducted and allegedly abused in a moving vehicle in Kochi on February 17.