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Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan Quizzed in Kerala Actress Assault Case

Police sources said CCTV footage from nearby showed Sunil visiting the boutique run by Kavya's mother, while video from cameras at Lakshya on the three days after the crime were apparently deleted.

Neethu Reghukumar | CNN-News18

Updated:July 26, 2017, 1:50 PM IST
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Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan Quizzed in Kerala Actress Assault Case
File image of actor Dileep and his wife Kavya Madhavan. (Image: TV Grab/ CNN-News18)

Kochi: Police in Kerala have questioned actress Kavya Madhavan, wife of arrested actor Dileep, in connection with the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent South Indian actress.

The Special Investigation Team questioned Kavya on Tuesday at Dileep's house near Kochi. Sources said she was questioned whether chief accused Sunil Kumar visited her boutique Lakshya after the crime and whether they handed over to her a memory card containing visuals of the assault.

Police sources said CCTV footage from nearby showed Sunil visiting the boutique run by Kavya's mother, while video from cameras at Lakshya on the three days after the crime were apparently deleted.

Kavya, a state-award winning actress who has worked in over 76 Malayalam films, married Dileep in 2015 following his divorce from his first wife Manju Warrier. Dileep is now in judicial custody under charges of conspiracy, abduction and sexual assault.

The popular south Indian actress was abducted and sexually assaulted in Kochi on February 17 while she was on her way back from a shooting location.

A group of men who stopped her car after a chase, sexually assaulted her in the moving vehicle for about two hours. They also allegedly took pictures and videos of the crime before dropping her off by the roadside.

The police case is that a supari of Rs 1.5 crore was offered for the attack, and that Rs 2 lakh in cash which was missing from Kavya's boutique was in fact given to Sunil.

Personal enmity is suspected to be the reason for the crime , with police saying that Dileep had a bitter falling out with the actress who is a good friend of his first wife Manju.

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| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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