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Cop suffers stroke after guarding Dileep’s house for a week

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Dileep Dileep. Photo: PTI

Aluva: An additional police sub inspector assigned to guard arrested actor Dileep’s house at Kottarakkadavu suffered a stroke on Sunday morning. He was rushed to Rajagiri Hospital at Chunangamveli where a seven-hour surgery was performed on him.

K.K. Kunju Muhammed (55) has been on duty in front of Dileep’s house since last Monday, when the actor was arrested for plotting the sexual attack on a fellow actress in February. Angry crowds had smashed Dileep’s commercial establishments across Kerala.

Kunju Muhammed, attached to the Edathala police station, is due to retire in January. He was sitting in a police jeep parked in front of Dileep’s house around 4 am when he suddenly collapsed out of the vehicle. The driver immediately took him to the hospital.

The inspector, a resident of Panayakkad near Chengamanad, lost the movement of his right leg and hand and the ability to speak. Dr Manoj Narayana Panicker and team performed the lengthy surgery on the officer.

Dileep was arrested after months of speculation that the star was involved in the attack. He faces serious charges including criminal conspiracy and gang rape. The police say that Dileep hired a gang of goons to torment the actress and videotape the crime.

The police had arrested Sunil Kumar aka ‘Pulsar’ Suni, the main accused in the case, a week after the crime. A letter Suni sent to Dileep from the jail and other desperate attempts to contact him proved invaluable leads to the police to reach Dileep.

The actor suddenly found his support base shrinking with the arrest. Groups of people gathered to boo him down whenever he was taken out of the jail.

Read more stories in Kerala | Also read: Kerala police find the all-important memory card, say reports

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