Kochi, Feb 21 : : One more person accused in the abduction and assault of a leading Malayalam actress was taken into custody on Tuesday, media reports said.
The man has reportedly confessed that the crime was committed to extort money.
According to a CNN-News 18 report, Manikandan, who was allegedly inside the car during the crime told the police that the gang intended to record the act and use it to blackmail her.
He claimed the plot was hatched by the main accused Sunil Kumar, known as Pulsar Suni, and that he was in it only for the money.
Sunil is still absconding.
So far, three persons--Vadival Salim, Pradeep and Martin--have been arrested in connection with the case.
Forensic experts have collected evidence from the car in which the actress was allegedly assaulted for two hours by the gang members who forced their way into the vehicle on Friday night.