Three inter-state thieves landed in the police net while allegedly attempting to carry out a theft in a beverages outlet in the city the other day. The arrested persons have been identified as Shajahan, 37, of Kanyakumari; Binu alias Mecca Binu, 32, of Karimadom colony in the city; and Shanu, 24, of Thiruvalla.
According to the police, the threesome was taken into custody while they were trying to break the lock of the outlet of the Beverages Corporation at Thampanoor. The police have also found duplicate keys and other tools used to break locks and shutters.
The police said the three of them met first in jail and planned a theft operation in the city after coming out of jail a few days ago.
While Binu has several cases pending against him in Fort and Thampanoor police stations, Shajahan has a number of cases in Marthandam and Karinkal in Tamil Nadu.
All of them were produced before the court and remanded. A team led by Thampanoor CI Sheen Tharayil arrested the three. SI S Ajayakumar and CPOs Shaiju K, Jayan and Bijulal were part of the team.
Wanted Maldivian Woman Held
The Medical College police on Tuesday arrested a 46-year-old Maldivian woman who was wanted for two years. The arrested has been identified as Shihama Issac.
The police said that in 2011 the airport authorities issued a lookout notice against her. She was living in a rented house at Pongumoodu, where she also housed two other Maldivians who did not have passport. As the police received a secret information then, both of them were arrested. But Shihama went absconding. However, she was arrested on Tuesday morning when she reached the airport here from Maldives. She was produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody.
Woman, Kid Run over by Train
A mother and her child were run over by a train at Kazhakkoottam on Tuesday. The deceased have been identified as Melvy, 26, of Vilappilsala and her two-year-old son Alphy.
The deceased was a lab technician at a private hospital in the city. The police said that she left home saying that she had to attend a friend’s marriage. Her husband Jose registered a complaint at Vilappilsala police station as she did not return even after 10 pm. The Kazhakkoottam police identified the deceased from the identity card that was found near the railway track where the incident took place.
In the preliminary investigation, it was found that there was a fight between the deceased and her husband the previous night. However, the police said the exact reason for the death is not known. The bodies were taken to Medical College Hospital for postmortem.
Private Bus Kills Two
Two persons were killed and five others were injured when a private bus knocked down a scooter and hit a man who was standing on the roadside near Varkala on Tuesday. The accident took place at Punnamoodu around 9.45 am. The deceased have been identified as Sandhya, 27, the scooter rider, and Santhosh, 37, a workshop employee. Both of them were residents of Aiyroor at Varkala.
According to the police, the private bus knocked down the two-wheeler from its rear side during an overtaking bid. Sandhya, who was carrying her two children to school, died on the spot. Both her children suffered only minor injuries. The bus, after hitting the scooter, lost control and hit a car that was parked on the roadside and later ran over Santhosh.
The driver fled after the incident. The police have registered a case against him.