In a recent development to the rape and cheating case against Binoy Kodiyeri, elder son of Kerala CPI(M) state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, it is ascertained by the Mumbai Police that the victim and accused lived in hotels together, which contradicted the statements of Kodiyeri, the accused.
However, Kodiyeri had earlier denied living together and even knowing the woman. Currently, he is absconding, but as per the sources of Mumbai Police, he is known to be hiding somewhere in Kerala's Kannur.
As per sources, the relatives of the accused have not been co-operating in the probe either
The Mumbai Police and Kerala Police together are known to be following-up on the probe.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Mumbai police had registered a case of rape and cheating against the son of the party's state secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. The case was filed on the basis of a complaint from a 33-year-old woman from Bihar, a former bar dancer, who has alleged that Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan sexually assaulted her promising marriage and that she has a child from him.
Admitting that he knew the woman, Binoy, however, said the allegation was "baseless". Six months ago, the woman had sent a letter to him demanding Rs five crore and alleging that he had married her and had a child from her, Binoy told television channels in Thiruvananthapuram.
Binoy said he filed a complaint in May against the woman with the Inspector General of Police, Kannur range. The complaint was forwarded to then Kannur Superintendent of Police (SP) Shiv Vikram for further action.
Binoy said the Mumbai police had not got in touch with him so far and that he was prepared to face the case legally. Based on the woman's complaint, Binoy has been booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 420 (cheating) and 376 (rape), Oshiwara police station's senior inspector Shailesh Pasalwad said in Mumbai.
The complainant had got acquainted with the accused some years ago when she used to work as a bar dancer in Dubai, he said. The accused used to frequently visit the dance bar and the woman got into a relationship with him, the officer added.
The woman also claimed that she came to know last year that the accused was already married, following which their relationship turned sour. She also alleged that the accused threatened her with dire consequences.