KOCHI: The Kerala police have taken Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni and Vigeesh, the two main accused in the case of abduction and sexual assault of a leading Malayalam film actress, to Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to collection evidence.
Police sources here said the two men were taken in the early hours of Sunday to a house in Sreeram Colony at Peelamedu in the suburbs of Coimbatore, where they allegedly hid after committing the crime.
Sources said a mobile phone and a charger were seized from the house. However, officers were not sure whether it was the same mobile with which the rapists recorded their assault on the actress. The mobile phone, duly sealed, will be examined by forensic experts, sources said.
Both Sunil and Vigeesh are said to have received help in Coimbatore. Vigeesh had worked for some time there and used his old contacts to go into hiding. The two men stayed in Coimbatore for two or three days before returning to Kochi and then turning up in court, where they were picked up by the law.
Meanwhile, a Coimbatore native has come up with an allegation that the bike used by Pulsar Suni to reach court in Kochi prior to his arrest was in fact stolen from him. “The man says it was his bike but we have found that the bike was actually registered in the name of a Chennai native. We are probing all angles,” police sources said.
Pulsar Suni and Vigeesh were taken to Coimbatore after a court in Aluva granted nine days police custody of the two accused. The actress was allegedly attacked by a gang led by Pulsar Suni on the night of February 17. According to police, the gang held the actress captive in the car and drove around for more than an hour before dropping her off at Palarivattom.