Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep's AMMA membership revoked amid arrest
Actor Dileep was arrested on 10 July 2017 for being involved in the alleged abduction and assault of a South Indian actress, after the Kerala police received fresh evidence against him. The Malayalam actor had earlier denied being associated with main accused 'Pulsar' Suni; however, a selfie and call records landed him in trouble. A selfie taken by a fan surfaced on social media which had the actor and the prime accused in the same frame. In a new development, Dileep's Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) membership has also been revoked, as per The Hindu.
This move came just after the Kerala Film Producers Association also expelled Dileep from its primary memberswhip. As per the report, an emergency meeting of the organisation was held at the residence of veteran actor Mammootty in Kochi, on Tuesday. The body has said that it stands in solidarity with the Malayalam actress and will extend all support to her.
The body also took a strong stand against some of its members who had engaged in victim shaming. Mammootty has remained silent on this issue ever since it has been in the news. However, the body was vocal in praising the Kerala police for carrying out a just and detailed investigation.
The actress was abducted and assaulted for over two hours in a moving car on her way to Kochi. The plan to assault her was reportedly hatched several years ago and this was the second attempt to attack her. After Dileep's arrest, the actress' family expressed their satisfaction with the proceedings.
Pulsar and his accomplices had also named a 'madam' as the main conspirator of the attack. The Kerala police have incidentally recovered a video which showed Suni visiting the actor's wife, Kavya Madhavan's boutique Laksyah which raised further suspicion.
The case is one that's gotten more complicated with every passing day. However, the Kerala police's promptness has been remarkable.