In a shocking development in the Malayalam actor abduction and assault case, it has come to light that police are investigating if Dileep, who is accused of being the mastermind behind the conspiracy, was married to another woman before his marriage to Manju Warrier.
It's well-known that Dileep was previously married to popular Malayalam actor Manju Warrier. However, the police now suspects that the actor was married to another woman before this relationship.
According to reports, Dileep had married a distant relative before his wedding to Manju Warrier in 1998. Manju and Dileep had eloped and got married because of family objections.
It is said that friends and relatives spoke to Dileep's first wife and convinced her to reach a compromise after the actor entered into a relationship with Manju Warrier. The woman is believed to be in Dubai currently.
Commenting on the recent development, a police source told TNM, "We had a doubt regarding this, but we cannot confirm this right now."
The Kerala police is trying to get documents regarding the marriage from the registrar office in Desom of Aluva.
Media reports had suggested that Dileepâ€™s long-time friend and associate actor Abi had been questioned by the police regarding this. However, Abi denied that he was questioned, however he told News 18 that he too had heard about Dileepâ€™s first wedding.
â€śMy statement was not taken. There is no basis for that news. I have heard that this person (Dileep aka Gopalakrishnan) had married earlier. But I am not a witness to it. I don't even know where it took place. I know that he had married some girl he had loved. I don't know what happened later. Whether they got divorced or separated. This was not a new thing. I have heard that they were in love and someone had taken them to a registrar. Everyone knew this then," he added.
After his divorce with Manju Warrier in 2015, which put to an end their seventeen year marriage, Dileep married actor Kavya Madhavan earlier this year.
What connection does Dileep's past life have with actor abduction?
Though there is no direct connection with the abduction and assault of a woman actor in February 2017, the police is trying to draw a comprehensive picture of what kind of a man Dileep is. Police sources say that the only reason why they were looking into his past life, was to include these details into the chargesheet.
Notably, the motive in the Malayalam actor abduction and assault case is allegedly revenge since the survivor is said to have been instrumental in informing Manju Warrier about Dileep's alleged extramarital relationship with Kavya Madhavan.
Dileep was arrested by the police on July 10. He was denied bail by the Angamaly Court as well as the Kerala High Court.