Kozhikode: Police are investigating the sexual assault on young actresses who came to a movie promotion function in Kozhikode. The hard disc containing the CCTV footage of the mall where the incident took place has been taken into custody by the investigating team. It will soon be sent for scientific testing. The police have now collected the footage from the place where the event took place and the walkway. The police said that they needed to collect more footage from the vicinity for more clarity.
Two actresses were sexually assaulted after the movie promotion function held in Kozhikode on Tuesday evening. The Pantirangaon police have registered a case against two persons who were known to have been seen in the incident under non-bailable sections. The police registered the case after recording the detailed statement of both actresses. Both have given a statement to the police that they will recognise the perpetrators if they see them.
The hard disc containing the CCTV footage will be sent to the police for scientific examination soon. The police say that since the scenes are remote, they need to be analysed with the help of more technical facilities. The police asked for information from the mall authorities. Then the CCTV footage was also checked. The police also examined the footage of an actress reacting against the violence. The information received by the police is that the person in this case is from Kozhikode. The police say that it is not possible to say for sure whether he is the one who committed the crime. The police have asked the organisers to hand over the entire footage of the event for further clarification. The police are also investigating whether there was a breach in security arrangements at the mall during the event.