The horrendous gang-rape of a top Malayali actress, Bhavana, was pre-planned, according to police. One of the accused, Sunil Kumar alias Pulsar Sunil, a rowdy-sheeter, was thrown out of his job by the actress, some months ago. Keen on revenge, Sunil managed to get his friend Martin employed as Bhavan's car driver. On the fateful day, as planned earlier, Martin drove the actress to a deserted place, where Sunil and five others sexually assaulted her. They had followed the car in a tempo. Martin too joined in the attack and after nearly two hours, he dropped her at the house of a producer, who complained to the police. Martin is now under police custody. The brutal assault has been condemned by the whole South Indian film industry, which has stood by Bhavana in her turmoil.