Malayali superstar Dileep sent to 2-day police custody

Superstar Dileep had alleged links with a man who allegedly abducted and assaulted a Malayali actress. Photograph:( DNA )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2017, 06.43 AM (IST)

Malayali superstar Dileep has been sent to 2-day police custody by a court in connection with the alleged abduction and sexual assault of an actress in Kochi.

On February 17, a leading Kerala actress was abducted and molested in a car allegedly by a man named  'Pulsar Suni' aka Sunil Kumar. 'Pulsar Suni' was arrested by police and sent to jail, Dileep's role emerged when an inmate gave new information to the police.

Dileep was arrested on Monday and remanded to 14-day judicial custody.

The actor's lawyer had filed an application for bail but the court remanded him to 2-day custody to allow the police to gather more evidence.