KOCHI: Authorities of the private hospital in Aluva, where Dileep claims he underwent treatment during February’s assault on the actress, have said they did not submit fake or fabricated hospital documents to the actor. “Dileep underwent treatment at the hospital from February 14 to 18 for fever. However, he used to go home, which is nearby, every day after treatment,” Dr C M Hyder Ali of Anwar Memorial Hospital, Aluva, told reporters on Thursday, refuting reports fake hospital documents were given to Dileep.
However, when Express tried to reach Dr Hyder Ali, the PRO of the hospital said he had been admitted to the hospital following uneasiness and then left for home by evening and was therefore unavailable. Repeated attempts to reach him went futile.The special investigation team (SIT) had the other day debunked the crucial alibi put forward by Dileep to prove his innocence. It said Dileep submitted a forged hospital case sheet claiming he had been admitted to the hospital with fever from 7.15 am on February 14 till February 21 and was hence unaware of the February 17 incident.
The investigators found Dileep had attended an AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) meeting at DH Ground here to express solidarity with the victim and returned to the shooting locale on February 21.Dileep was ill during the shoot, says ‘Ramaleela’ director Director Arun Gopy, who helmed the Dileep-starrer superhit movie ‘Ramaleela’, on Thursday supported Dileep’s claim of him being ill during the period of the assault on the actress, saying Dileep was suffering from high fever at the time.
“Our first shooting schedule which began on December 9 had gone uninterrupted up until the time Dileep fell ill. When I, along with production controller Noble Jacob, met Dileep at a private hospital in Aluva, he was suffering from high fever and body pain. I think it was on February 13. The hospital was not a big one and was close to Dileep’s house,” the director Gopy said. “According to the doctor, Dileep needed rest as his condition was very bad. The doctor told me this as Dileep made no comment on his advice. I then contacted Tomichan Mulakuppadam, the producer of the movie, because if Dileep took rest, it will lead to a break in the schedule. Tomichan said ‘let Dileep take rest as health is important’,” Gopy said.
This led to a week-long break in the movie’s shooting from February 14, said Gopy.“The doctor allowed Dileep to go home as it was near the hospital. We shot the movie on February 21 and 22. However, Dileep had not recuperated. Hence we shot the scenes without Dileep for five days in the beginning of March,” Gopy said.