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After Dileep's Arrest, Cops Now Set to Quiz Wife Kavya Madhavan

Kerala Police are set to question arrested Malayalam actor Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan as the probe into the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent South Indian actress got murkier.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:July 13, 2017, 5:38 PM IST
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After Dileep's Arrest, Cops Now Set to Quiz Wife Kavya Madhavan
File image of actor Dileep and his wife Kavya Madhavan. (Image: TV Grab/ CNN-News18)

Kochi: Kerala Police are set to question arrested Malayalam actor Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan as the probe into the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent South Indian actress got murkier.

Police sources said Kavya – herself a popular Malayalam actress – and her mother are likely to be quizzed sometime over the next few days about their alleged connection with prime accused Sunil Kumar a.k.a 'Pulsar' Suni.

Police sources say that they have got CCTV visual from a nearby shop of Suni entering Lakshya, Kavya's boutique after the crime.

Investigators would question her on this and also why CCTV footage at the shop was allegedly erased during the days February 16-18.

They would also examine whether someone at the boutique paid Suni Rs 2 lakh after the crime was committed, sources added. The place is managed by Kavya's mother, which is why she would also be questioned. The charge against Dileep is that he offered Suni a supari of Rs 1.5 crore to abduct and assault an actress who was once his leading lady and a close friend of the family.

Six men sexually assaulted the actress in a moving car on February 17 and recorded the act but police are yet to recover the mobile camera used.

Police believe Dileep started hating the actress after she allegedly tipped off his first wife Manju Warrier that he was cheating on her with Kavya. Dileep divorced Manju in 2013 and married Kavya two years later. There were also reports that the three were involved in land deals that later became a source of dispute.

The 48-year-old actor, who has been among the frontline stars over the last two decades, was arrested earlier this week and charged with abduction gang rape and criminal conspiracy. Police are now trying to collect more evidence on where the alleged conspiracy was hatched.

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| Edited by: Puja Menon
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