Malayalam actress assault case: Survivor writes letter to Kerala CM over MLA PC George's remarks
The Malayalam actress who was abducted and assaulted on 17 February in a moving car in Kochi recently sent a letter to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, calling his attention to remarks made against her by MLA PC George from Poonjar.
In this letter, she mentions that the MLA has been making several comments, including questioning how she could go to work the next day after the assault, reports The News Minute. The actress clarified that she did not go for the shoot that was scheduled the next day, and elaborated on the mental trauma she suffered.
"Should I have committed suicide? Or should I have been dumped in a mental asylum? Or should I hide myself somewhere by not appearing in public? Can someone tell me what I did wrong?" reads the letter, which has been posted on the official Facebook page of the Women in Cinema Collective.
She also stated that the MLA's comments are likely to influence public opinion and the court.
PC George responded to this letter by saying, "Why should she write to the chief minister otherwise?" reports Manorama. Not only did he stand by his remarks about the actress, but he also added that he was not wary of her letter, which in his opinion proves Dileep's innocence. Actor Dileep has been accused of conspiracy in this case; the other main accused is the driver of the car, Pulsar Suni.
PC George also alleged that Pulsar Suni, who named Dileep in this case, is lying.
In the past, PC George has called Dileep innocent, as well as accused the police of framing the actor and the media of reporting the incident in a biased manner. There was also an intervention by the Women's Commission following his previous derogatory remarks.