Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep's wife Kavya Madhavan seeks anticipatory bail
Kavya Madhavan, wife of Dileep, one of the accused in the case of the abduction and assault of a popular Malayalam actress, moved the Kerala High Court to seek anticipatory bail on 16 September, reports Indian Express. She has expressed concerns about being "implicated" by the police in her bail plea application, which was filed through Raman Pillai, Dileep's lawyer.
The special investigation team probing this case has previously said that they have found links between Kavya Madhavan and the main accused Pulsar Suni. Reports stated that Suni visited Kavya Madhavan's boutique after committing the crime. It was suspected that he handed over a mobile phone containing a recording of the crime to an unidentified person at the boutique. The police reportedly raided her office on 1 July.
On 26 July, she was questioned for six hours by the police.
News reports also suggest that Suni visited Kavya's house in Vennela, Kochi before he committed the crime. He is also said to have received Rs 25, 000 as an advance payment by Kavya's mother. Suni recently revealed that he signed the register outside her house, but the police could not verify this detail, as the security stationed there said that this particular register was partially damaged due to rain water.
He also that he was taking instructions from a woman he referred to as 'madam'. He earlier said that this woman was unaware of the conspiracy, and that her involvement was limited to the payment of money. On 31 August, Suni revealed that the woman he was referring to was Kavya Madhavan.
The Malayalam actress in question was assaulted and abducted in a moving car on 17 February, and Dileep has been accused of hatching this conspiracy against her. In a report to the court, the police had stated that Dileep wanted to exact 'revenge' from her, because he held her responsible for ending his marriage with his first wife Manju Warrier.