Indian actress rape case: Prime accused arrested

So far, police have arrested ten people in total in connection with the case, including the main accused Sunil Kumar. (Image source: Pixabay) Photograph:( Others )

WION India Feb 23, 2017, 10.00 AM (IST)

The prime accused in the Malayalam actress abduction and rape case 'Pulsar' Suni has been arrested by police in Ernakulam, Kerala, police said today.

The actress was allegedly raped and abducted by a gang of men last week on Friday night in her own car.

The accused men got into the actress' car near Athani in Angamaly and assaulted her till the car reached Palarivattom in Ernakulam. 

The men allegedly took photos and videos of her to blackmail her. According to the police, the actress was held in the car for an hour, after which, she was dropped near her residence at around 10:30 pm on Friday night.

One of the accused Sunil Kumar was apprehended by police and sent to jail. Kumar is now waiting for his bail plea to be taken up by the Kerala High Court on March 3.

The incident was roundly condemned by the film fraternity. Several actresses from the industry had taken to social media to express their horror and shock over the incident.