Actor Dileep had a personal grudge against the victim actress and even had an open altercation with her for spreading rumours about his ‘relationship’ with Kavya Madhavan that led to his break-up with Manju Warrier, according to the chargesheet submitted by the SIT.
The enmity increased over time and Dileep tried to oust the actress from the Malayalam film industry. He hatched up a conspiracy with main accused Pulsar Suni and had met him at a hotel on MG road, Swift Junction at Thoppumpady, Santigiri College at Thodupuzha and another film shooting location in Thrissur as part of this.
“The actor had asked Suni to carry out the quotation before the victim got married and left the film industry. He handed over Rs 40, 000 each to the latter on two occasions and also deposited Rs 1.10 lakh in the account of Suni’s mother,” the 1452-page chargesheet said.
The supplementary chargesheet included the statement of nearly 50 persons from the film industry to prove the charges. While Dileep’s ex-wife Manju Warrier was included among the main witnesses, his wife actor Kavya Madhavan is listed as the 34th witness.
The chargesheet also claimed that an earlier attack against the victim was planned to be held at a shooting site of ‘Honey Bee -2’ in Goa on January 4 and 5, 2017 but it flopped due to a change in plan by the victim at the last minute. The attack on February 17 was well-planned. Suni and his gang originally planned to gangrape the victim in the tempo traveller in which they arrived and even carried out modification in the vehicle to record the attack.
As per the chargesheet, the mobile phone used to record the assault was handed over by Suni to advocate Pradeesh Chacko a week before his surrender before a court. The latter handed over the same to his assistant Raju Joseph who destroyed the key evidence.
The chargesheet also accused Dileep of lodging a false complaint with DGP Loknath Behera to escape from the case.