KOCHI: After several failed attempts to retrieve the mobile phone used by Pulsar Suni, key accused in the sexual abuse case, the probe team has shifted focus to the persons who reportedly viewed the objectionable video of the victim, allegedly recorded by the accused.
Based on Suni’s statement that he had shown the video to two of his friends, the police have decided to seek the court’s permission to record their statements under Section-164 of the CrPC.
Suni in his statement said he showed the video to his friend and Ambalappuzha-native Manu, a private bus driver in Kochi, when he visited the former’s house seeking help after committing the crime. Suni had left the house after Manu’s sister recognised him from news channels.
Earlier, the police had recovered a SIM card and memory card from Manu’s house during evidence collection. Suni is suspected to have shown the video to a lawyer and an unidentified person in Coimbatore also, while absconding.
The police team is planning to conduct polygraph on Suni, after many of his statements were found to be contradictory. Charges have been filed against the accused under Section-66-E of the IT Act, for capturing images of the victim without her consent.